Barrington Alston is more than ready to begin his career as a member of the Towson Tigers basketball team.
In fact, The 6-8 220-pound freshman has been ready since the first day of summer workouts.
The Wilmington, Delaware product even began preparing for college ball before this summer when he transferred to the New Hampton School in New Hampshire for his senior year of high school. Along with every other senior on his team, Alston’s decision paid off as he received an offer from a Division I basketball school.
First, he saw his older brother, Albert, play collegiate football at Delaware State and eventually sign with the Baltimore Ravens in 2012. He has three other older siblings who he’s watched grow up and reach their goals as well.
Now he knows it’s his time to shine, as Alston didn’t miss a single day of either summer session that Towson offered. With a summer of first-hand preparation, Alston already knows what is going to be expected of him.
“Just getting out here and getting adjusted to how coach wants us to practice has been big,” the youngster told TowsonTigers.com
Alston has now focused his attention on not just getting to this college level, but excelling at it. Over the course of the summer, he’s seen great improvements in his game and also played into some of the best shape of his life. Coach Pat Skerry has even acknowledged the young man’s tremendous work ethic.
With classes now underway at Towson University, many students are focusing on adjusting to their new schedule and seeing if they like their professors. Barrington Alston is focused on that and much, much more.
Jake Fischer is the CAA Correspondent for the Arena Pulse at Rant Sports. Make sure to follow Jake on Twitter @fischsportsline.