Basketball Players Make a Choice…The Road Up or The Road Down

Posted: July 25, 2017 in AVC Men's Basketball

This weekend, five Antelope Valley College basketball players will be participating in the Las Vegas JUCO Elite 80 basketball Invitational.  The five sophomores were invited because they have physical talent that could earn them to a university scholarship.  These five  student athletes were invited also because of their choice of going to classes at AVC and being successful in their academics.  Always attending workouts/practices and giving all they have and they are  living up to the high expectations set by the AVC program off campus.  The Road Up.

Now the pay-back for taking the right road is starting for these young men.


I read in USA Today about a talented college basketball player, who if found guilty, looks to have taken the other road…the Road Down.

Headline:  University of Buffalo(D-1) sophomore Quate McKinzie arrested on several charges.

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The City of Tonawanda police arrested UB Men’s Basketball sophomore Quate McKinzie on several charges Tuesday night when they responded to an alleged result.
McKinzie was originally charged with second-degree strangulation (Class D felony), third-degree assault (Class A misdemeanor), obstruction of breathing (Class A misdemeanor), and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
On Friday, multiple charges were added to the case: Witness intimidation (by way of felony), criminal contempt (another felony), aggravated harassment, and disobeying a court mandate.   Quate is currently being held without bail and has been suspended indefinitely from the men’s basketball team.

EDIT: Bail was originally set at $15,000. McKinzie was unable to post that sum.


The choices of which road to chose seems clear.

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