Student-athlete is a term that we should all embrace.
The true student-athlete seems to be a forgotten soul in some circles these days but here is a nice story to brighten your spirits and keep you rolling down the right path.
Troy Whiteside (Knoxville Webb) is a true student-athlete.
The Knoxville Webb product continues the healthy pipeline of Spartan royalty making the trip to the Ivy League where Whiteside has committed to play for Coach Bill Courtney and the Big Red of Cornell.
Whiteside will follow in the footsteps of former Spartan Dwight Tarwater who completes his eligibility with the Big Red last season.
Whiteside, who plays his summer basketball with the Game Elite out of Georgia, is a slick lead guard who has a deadly outside stroke and the size and length to be a hard player to guard.
Whiteside chose the Big Red after offers from Samford, Liberty, American, Penn and Columbia.
Whiteside is the 8th player from the Class of 2015 to pledge D1.