We are proud to announce that alumnus Dante ’19, is joining the ThunderWolves! The ThunderWolves are an NCAA Division II basketball team at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
We were able to catch up with him at his Signing Day on campus. While reminiscing about his time at Bosque School, Dante admitted that “Playing basketball was a lot more fun here at Bosque,” compared to his last school. He added, “It was great playing in a new atmosphere.”
The Bosque coaches quickly noticed his impressive skills on the court. With an opportunity to exercise his skills at Bosque, he felt that he was able to cultivate a legacy as a dedicated basketball player. At the same time, he was in an environment that facilitated success in the classroom as well.
Dante conveyed that he wouldn’t be where he is today without Coach Davidson. Having known each other for years, Dante said that the coach has been like a second father to him. He added that Coach Davidson, “Started teaching me the right ways to play basketball.” He expressed that the coach was a great mentor for him, not only as a basketball player but also as a successful black man in America.
Coach Davidson couldn’t be more proud of Dante getting to the place where he is today. The coach shared, “It’s exciting. He’s a kid that transferred in from Eldorado to be in a school that valued both academics and athletics. For whatever reason, Eldorado coaches had not given him a shot.” He added, “When he transferred in as a junior, he became the second-leading scorer. He was the second player in Bosque history to score 500 points.” Another one of Dante’s basketball accomplishments includes breaking the in-game three-point record. He hit a whopping ten three-pointers in a single game.
Coach Davidson has seen Dante grow over the years into an exceptional, confident, yet humble, young man. He is thrilled that Dante’s talent has been noticed by others outside of Bosque School and he was able to earn the amazing opportunity to play college basketball.
School started a couple of weeks ago for Dante. When we spoke with him before he left for Colorado, he revealed that he was both excited and nervous to be away from home for the first time. We are confident that Dante will find his place and shine at CSU-Pueblo!