When the suspension of star senior Sindarius Thornwell was announced on December 4, a concern for the South Carolina Gamecocks lied in who would pick up the scoring slack. With the four-year starter averaging 18.7 points per game, the responsibility appeared to be a multi-player job.
Fortunately for head coach Frank Martin, sophomore PJ Dozier was personally up for the task.
It’s a little bit of everything, but all the same.
This season, the Wofford Terriers‘ roster is a mix of veterans, players poised for increased performances, and a large, intriguing freshman class. In spite of the variety, and perhaps the unpredictability that such a team brings, associate head coach Dustin Kerns said the staff’s approach remains unchanged.
Flashback to the months before the 2014-15 season, and guard Divine Myles had yet to suit up for the Stetson Hatters. The incoming freshman chose the rebuilding Hatters over a slew of other programs, and was looking to make an impact from the outset of his time in Deland, FL.
The last two seasons haven’t gone as planned for Myles or the Hatters. While Myles has asserted himself as one of the top guards in the Atlantic Sun Conference, the team hasn’t had the success that many have been hoping for.
One of the rising stars at ESPN is 23 year old Greydy Diaz. Diaz currently works as a Scheduling & Sponsorship Ad Specialist but has goals to be come an on-air personality at ESPN. Diaz has been with ESPN since November 2014, and came to the network after completing internships with NBCUniversial, Inc. and World Wrestling Entertainment.
Diaz is a college graduate from Fairfield University, with a degree in B.S. International Business, with concentrations in Business Management, Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
While she was a student at Fairfield University, she studied abroad in both Barcelona and Nicaragua, where she attended Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, and Universidad Centroamericana.
Prior to her collegiate studies, Diaz was a high school women’s basketball standout at Kimball Union Academy, where she scored over 1000 points in her HS career.
A Chinese proverb says, “Wheresover you go, go with all your heart. If you always give, you will always have.”
Diaz puts her heart into everything she does. We caught up with Diaz to discuss a wide range of topics, including her work at ESPN, the impact of her Hispanic heritage, her love for her family, and why she gives back to the community where she grew up every summer.