April 2nd, 2014 Last Updated on: April 2nd, 2014
Preston Wynne, from the Spokane Reservation in Washington, becomes the first Native American to win MVP at the championship game of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Charlie Perry with NDNSports.com spoke with the basketball star and Wynne offered some great advice to young athletes across Turtle Island.
“I want to show that everybody can do this, there are way better players than me on every rez, and I just want to show them how easy it is just to go and do it, it’s so simple, I wish everyone the opportunity to do what I do, they just have to get off the reservation and do it. I hope this run just opens doors, that’s my biggest thing. Everyone just follows this and I want them to know it’s doable.”
Check out more on Wynne's story and a recap of the game on NDNSports.com.
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