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College sports uncertain for many graduating Las Vegas student-athletes

High school sports careers cut short by pandemic
Posted at 8:45 AM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 12:45:39-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The coronavirus pandemic has turned the sports world upside down, especially for student athletes in Las Vegas valley.

The NCAA canceled March Madness and other winter and spring sports, leaving some college strapped for cash and forced to cut some of their programs.

The Cal State University system announced they were continuing online class for the fall.

The SEC and Big Ten are making their plans for fall sports in the next couple of weeks.

Braden Lamar, a senior at Bishop Gorman High School, is planning to play basketball for Western Illinois next school year. He has been meeting with his college team on Zoom to discuss training.

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"Obviously the gyms are closed and they cut down the rims at the parks," says Braden.

He's hoping the challenges his team faces now, with the pandemic, will only make them stronger once they're finally on that court together.

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"If I didn't have adversity, I wouldn't be as tough on and off the court as I pride myself to be," says Braden. "I try to thrive off adversity, and if things don't go my way, I try to find another way."