UVU men's basketball tutors at-risk students at local high school

WOLVERINEGREENDOTCOM Ben Aird works with a student
Ben Aird works with a student

Oct. 31, 2013

PROVO, Utah -- Members of the Utah Valley University basketball team and coaching staff took time out of their day this week to tutor some students from Independence High School.

The Wolverines players, who open the season a week from Friday against IUPUI, helped students build resumes and tutored them in science while at the school.

"It was really helpful to have the guys here," said student Aaron Malloch. "It helped me focus and pay closer attention."

"We'd love for the guys to come again," said Jason Miller, a school volunteer. "These students need the one-on-one help that the team provided. They can use more positive male role models like they these players."

The players were involved with the school's Gear Up program, helping at-risk kids after school.

"It's always great to be involved with the youth in the community. They are wonderful kids with bright futures," UVU freshman Zach Nelson said.