FSU basketball players speak to FAMU DRS students

By: Charlene Cristobal
February 6, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The FSU men's basketball team has been on a roll lately. Sunday, they beat Clemson by nearly 50 points, and the AP Poll now has them ranked 14th in the nation.

But even with their wins, practices and school, the guys made time to speak to local students Monday.

'Big Man' Michael Ojo and Terance Mann were at FAMU DRS talking to students about the importance of balancing education and other activities like sports. Something the two know a lot about.

"I just stay focused," says Mann. "I paid attention to people who went before me and didn't do what they did bad."

"These sports that we're playing is not forever," says Ojo. "You can't play basketball forever, you can't play football forever. At some point in life, you have to stop. What do you do after that down the road, in your future? That's when your education comes in, that's where your degree comes in."

Student-athletes frequently come in to speak to students at FAMU DRS. Teachers there say it's a big help to influence the students to do better.

It's a big week for both FAMU DRS and FSU. It's FAMU DRS' District Week, and FSU take on NC State on Wednesday.

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