>Kemba Walker Reads First Book

Posted: April 20, 2011 by Keith Stone in Kemba Walker, literature, NCAA


Kemba Walker, the UConn guard who led his team to the NCAA Title and is preparing to graduate after three years at school, recently realized another major life accomplishment: he read his first book. According to Sports Illustrated, Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete by William C. Rhoden is admittedly the first book Kemba has read from cover-to-cover upon recommendation from an academic counselor. My personal first was The Little Engine That Could so I give Kemba a lot of credit for picking a tough one to start with. Apparently, you don’t need to do much reading to get your sociology degree at UConn. I figured he would have majored in something easier like recreational studies. I think that’s what Van Wilder did.


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