Thursday, January 7, 2010

Stars align for UIS big man Miranda

DeAndre Miranda has been on both sides of the fence.

The University of Illinois Springfield senior has experienced college life as a student athlete and just a student. After playing college basketball for three seasons, he spent the 2008-09 school year as a regular old full-time student and watching UIS Prairie Stars men’s basketball home games from the stands.

Sitting out for a year taught him a lesson.

“It kind of made me more humble since I had to be a regular student,” Miranda said.

Miranda was featured in a January 7, 2010, State Journal-Register report.

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