Destiny Thomas – Clemson Basketball

“Basketball has meant the most to me. Basketball has provided me with SO many opportunities. I’ve been able to travel the world, meet so many amazing people, and create bonds that will last a lifetime. Basketball has shown me how to be resilient.”

“An obstacle that I’ve had to overcome throughout my career would be experiencing a coaching change. I had to prove myself all over again. What makes my story unique is where I am from— Pelham, GA. I will be the first DI female athlete to graduate from my hometown.” 

“Advice that I would give to my younger self is to stay hungry. Never get complacent. Never for a moment think that something will be given to you. You have to work for what you want.”

“I would want people to know that I am more than an athlete. Basketball is just what I do, not who I am. I know my who factor. I try my best to use my platform in many different ways. I will always stand for, and with, my people as a Black woman and an athlete. 

“My hope for the future of equality in sports or the world in general would just be that I get to see this change during my lifetime. We’re making steps in the right direction. That alone gives me hope. We have to keep our foot on the gas.”

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