Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


April 6, 2013

NCAA Basketball: Darnelle Reese, Mary-Hardin Baylor playing for title Sunday

Former Tiger played for Corsicana from 2004-07

Atlanta — Darnelle Reese has never given up on his dream of playing college basketball.

It has taken him to Atlanta for Sunday’s NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship at Philips Arena.

Reese, who plays for Mary-Hardin Baylor, will be a part of a team playing for a national title Sunday. The Crusaders will play Amherst at 12:30 p.m. Corsicana’s Antoine Chaney is also on the team.

Reese, 24, took the long road to Belton, graduation from Corsicana High School in 2007 and waiting until this season before getting a crack at the college game.

“I continued to work on my craft,” Reese said. “I perfected what I didn’t know how to do. I’m still working on perfection now.”

Reese, listed as a freshman, hasn’t play much this season and will transfer to Southwestern University in Georgetown next season, where he’ll immediately be eligible.

But he’s looking forward to one more game with his teammates.

“We’ve all become a team,” Reese said. “There’s no one that feels like they should score more points or do this or do that. It doesn’t matter who is taking the shots. We have trust in each other.

Reese wants to play, just like everyone else on the roster. It’s been a humbling experience, but a good one. His high point game came when he scored five points against Hardin-Simmons.

“It’s been an overwhelming experience for me,” Reese said. “I’ve never been this type of situation before.

“It hasn’t been going the way I wanted to go as far as playing time and minutes. It’s really gotten my foot in the door being a college athlete. For me to be out this long and go back and be a part of a team playing in the national championship game is a good experience for me.”

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