“This Is For You” – a reflection from Eric McClellan

During the HBO series “Gonzaga: the March to Madness” and on his own social media channels, Senior Guard Eric McClellan voiced his gratitude for the second chance he has received. Here, we share what Eric originally posted on his Instagram account the night he and his fellow Zags defeated St. Mary’s for the WCC Championship win.

2 1/2 years ago I lost everything. Basketball, my education, etc. I didn’t know what my next move was. A lot of people shook on me.
I sat down with my mother and had one of the deepest conversations I’ve ever had. She told me, “when you think things are happening to you, they’re actually happening for you.” I was a prisoner of my own thoughts for a long time but through all that shit, I kept myself sane. I promised myself that I would correct my wrongs.

I lost it a little but through the mist, I found myself. God kept his wings on me and continued to guide me.

I was able to find a home in Gonzaga and through everything, it’s been the best place I’ve been in my life.

I thank everyone associated with this university for giving me this opportunity to not all share my gifts and talents but to also, inspire, find ways to serve and love for all the abundance I have around me.
I took my wildest dreams and I mapped them out.
My brothers & I made history tonight. BROTHERS.

And as I share this story, I’m shedding tears because everything you put in your mind is real. It can & will happen. Just keep going! Please!
This is for the crazy ones!

This is for the marathon runners.

This is for the one’s with unwavering faith and extreme persistence!
This is for all those who believed in me.
This is for all the love.
This is for you.
#laps #TMC #thankful #WCCCHAMPS 🏁

(photos by Ryan Sullivan)

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