Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Newspaper profiles Chap Basketball player, previews 2015/16 season

• JC BASKETBALL: Inspired Ervin aims to lead Chaps

MC Photo by Forrest Allen
Oscar LeRoy, Sports Writer
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - When things get tough on the court, all Midland College basketball’s Bryce Ervin has to do is think about his mother. Ervin’s mother, Cynthia, has had multiple sclerosis as long as he could remember.

The youngest of five children, Ervin recalls seeing other kids at the park playing with their moms. It hurt at first, but eventually he got used to it and they learned they could do other fun things.

“She can’t really walk that well and do the things she wants to do,” said Ervin, a 6-foot-2 sophomore point guard from Houston. “That just drives me to go work hard for her. If she had the ability to do things she would do it. I just can’t take anything for granted because I know it can be taken all away.”

When Midland College begins its season later this week, Ervin will use that drive to help the Chaparrals try to get back to the postseason for the first time in five years ...


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