Delaware G Jarvis Threatt Motivated, Driven For Success

By Jake Fischer

“Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on which direct them.”

This quote dawns the first screen of Jarvis Threatt’s newest YouTube video. And its words couldn’t be any truer about any individual.

The 6-2 sophomore guard joined the Fighting Blue Hens last season and expected to compete for playing time. Instead, Threatt competed to be the team’s leader in scoring and assists. The rising star from Highland Springs, VA averaged 10.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists a game while shooting an impressive 82 percent from the foul line. He finished third on the team in scoring and second in assists.

The Blue Hens roster features their intimidating inside/out game of junior guard Devon Saddler and senior big man Jamelle Hagins. But, coach Monté Ross has a solid third man in Threatt to balance the team’s scoring attack.

In Threatt’s new YouTube video, he gives the world a behind the scenes look at how motivated he is to help this Blue Hens team meet its full potential. But in order to do so, he knows he must meet his potential as well.

“What you put in is what you get out,” narrates Threatt.

At only 19 years old, that’s a pretty impressive and humbled mindset to possess.

If the soon-to-be starter can get as much out of his hard work as he hopes, he may be able to help contribute to Delaware’s postseason placement this season. With a bevy of experience and talent on their roster, the Blue Hens are thinking about nothing but reaching the NCAA Tournament.

And, if they do, people will notice. And, if Jarvis Threatt continues to improve, higher-ups may notice as well.

“I want to play in the NBA,” Threatt proclaims. “I want my dream to become a reality.”

If he keeps working at his game so diligently, this young man’s prayers might very well be answered.

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