Marvin Jean now has a deeper appreciation for all things basketball, and his own hoops career.
The junior college transfer from New York has enrolled at Utah State, will pay his own way as a walk-on this season, and will receive a scholarship in his second season as an Aggie, Jean told The Tribune on Sunday.
A few days ago, none of this seemed possible. Jean had a hang-up with a grade that prevented him from being on scholarship this season. Without that, he was close to enrolling at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, taking a scholarship there, and playing Division II hoops. Good, but not nearly good enough for someone with his talent.