The truth is, since Lonnell Dewalt is now history as for as the University of Kentucky and their fans is concerned, is he still news worthy? The truth is, yes because we would all like to know what really happened!
Well, what is the truth as to why Dewalt is not going to suit up in the Big Blue for the 2006 season? The truth is, his presence would be very timely since wide receiver is a trouble spot with this edition of the Wildcats.
Dewalt was back in Kentucky during his spring break rather than in Florida with the rest his peers. He was seen at a Saturday spring scrimmage and expressed his eagerness to return and rejoin his teammates for the upcoming season. He expressed that he was definitely on track the make that happen.
So what happened to derail that possibility? The truth is, his scholarship ran out in May and it was thought that to continue on in summer school he needed $1,000. With that he would have gone on to pursue the needed 12 hours in the summer to return to UK. Given what he had already accomplished, the summer school pursuit was very doable. But it was discovered that $3,500 was needed. "We didn't know what to do," Dewalt's for high school coach, Rick Woods lamented. "His family didn't have that kind of money."
Why North Alabama as a final destination? "Well, they heard about the situation and stepped in and offered him a scholarship and Lonnell thought it over and accepted," Woods said. "He could played there right away and it looked like a good situation to Lonnell."
Really, what kind of athlete was Dewalt? The truth is, we know the he was not the brightest star in the galaxy, but according to Woods, it's just like academics, when he is focused, he is outstanding. Dewalt let it be known that when it came to academics, there was no love lost.
What put him in this tenuous situation in the first place? The truth is, Dewalt was a comedian and silly, immature, and he's not responsible. In regards to his drive to continue summer school, Woods said Dewalt had passed a lot of classes and just wanted a break and North Alabama was a convenient out. If he proves good enough, can he get to the league from there? He absolutely can and will be discovered if he's good enough!
Could Dewalt have helped Tubby Smith win the UConn game in the NCAA? With out a doubt he would have gotten that needed rebound. Could he have save the Michigan State game when Chuck Hayes was on the bench? Definitely, he would have gotten that game clenching rebound.
Why is this writer so confident of these phenomenons?
"His approach to basketball was the exact same as Dennis Rodman's, the former NBA rebounding phenom," Woods explained. Dewalt had no interest in the scoring aspect of the game, very unselfish, and could really get it off the board.
Good luck to Dewalt at North Alabama!
The truth about Lonnell Dewalt
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