Augusta, GA (WJBF) — Junior guard Keshun Sherrill is hoping to a be a leader for the Augusta University men’s basketball team this year. He’s hoping his recent experience at Fort Gordon helps him achieve that goal.
Sherrill was one of several local residents, including WJBF’s Julie Parise (see her story HERE), who spent 28 hours at Fort Gordon earlier this month as part of the “Augusta in Army Boots’ program. It’s designed in part to teach people about the sacrifices soldiers make. Sherrill certainly came out of the experience with a great appreciation. “Millions of soldiers are risking their lives every day, leaving their families to protect us so we can do what we do. I’m able to play this game of basketball because what they’re doing to protect our country.”
Sherrill also said he learned some great lessons that will help him lead what will be a young Jaguars basketball team this year. “I feel myself as a leader, but there’s always things I can learn. That’s one thing I learned from the experience. It was a great experience for me, it truly was.”