And then, during the starting line ups on television games, I’d try to get to the end of the line so the camera could see me clapping for them. It was pitiful. But Lisa went to every single game and sat right behind me, staring at my back the whole game.
Rodney, though, my wild friend, was a prophet. Because one day he said, “You know what? I’ve got a good name for you—the Reverend! You act like a Reverend.”
So everybody on the team started calling me the Reverend. The Rev. He was a prophet, wasn’t he?
So, at the end of my freshman year there was an NBA player who came down to practice with us and played. He was really nice to me and gave me a lot of confidence and I began to improve. That summer I was able to play with a bunch of NBA players from Houston and I gained more confidence. And in my sophomore year I won a starting position for the game against Auburn. I was starting and I thought, “Man, this is it! I’m starting as a sophomore. Our team is top 25 team. This is incredible!”
I remember calling my parents and saying, “Mom and Dad, I’m starting at this game! This is going to be the ultimate.”
And I’ll never forget it. The announcer at the game said, “Starting at guard, number 12 from Houston, Texas; 6’2, 172 lbs.—Ed Young!” I walked out on the court and I thought to myself, “This is it? I’m standing here in short shorts (this was the 80’s) with tube socks, trying to put a leather ball through an iron ring. So, this is my life. Wow, this is it?” It’s like God was saying to me, “There’s something more.”© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Fellowship Church Grapevine