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My dreams led me to Syracuse. I want to help kids achieve theirs (Guest Opinion by Eric Devendorf)

Eric Devendorf, a former professional basketball player and coach based in Syracuse, is dedicated to mentoring young athletes through “ED23HOOPS,” a basketball initiative he founded in 2019. With a standout career at Syracuse University, successful coaching roles and community-focused endeavors through the ED23 Foundation, Devendorf is committed to shaping the next generation of basketball stars.

Growing up in Bay City, Michigan, in a blue-collar home with an older and younger sister, my life was marked by a relentless pursuit of my dreams. My mother worked part-time, and my father, a psychologist, instilled in me the values of hard work and determination, the cornerstones of my journey.

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