Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Rashad McCants Decides for Christ

Carolina's Rashad McCants returned home to Asheville, North Carolina, Saturday night, joining a team from Crossfire Ministries as they took on a group of ACC senior all-stars, including his Tar Heel teammates Jawad Williams and Melvin Scott, at Asheville High School. McCants, who recently decided to forgo his senior season at Chapel Hill to play in the NBA, had apparently made an even bigger . . . decision a few months earlier.

According to an article by Tyler Norris Goode in Sunday's Asheville Citizen-Times, when Crossfire player-coach Randy Shepherd, a former Asheville High and UNC Asheville star, shared his testimony during the game's two-hour intermission he mentioned how McCants had accepted Jesus Christ over the Christmas break right there in the Asheville High gym.

"I have a great relationship with the Lord," McCants told Goode. "I pray every day, and he continues to bless me every day."

The paper also reports that at the conclusion of the intermission program, which was a combination church service, three-point shootout and slam-dunk competition, about 200 of the 2,500 people in attendance came forward to accept Christ.

Hat tip goes to the Tar Heel Sports Blog.


At Thursday, May 12, 2005 9:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would just like to say that Rashad McCants is one of the greatest North Carolina basketball players that have ever played there. Plus he is not bad to look at. I like the way he shows emotion on the basketball court.


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