TUCSON, Ariz. - Members of the University of Arizona men’s basketball team nailed down another victory on Wednesday. But this one took place off the court.
Hard hats and hammers were the equipment of choice as the Cats assisted a local Habitat for Humanity project at Howenstine Magnet High School.
Over a two-hour period, the team helped Howenstine’s building trades department students build and raise four walls as part of an on-going 1,200-square-foot house project the school has been involved with on campus.
“I think our guys really enjoyed themselves,” said associate head coach Jim Rosborough. “I don’t think we have any future carpenters on our roster, but they enjoyed the interaction with the students at Howenstine.”
With an average height of 6-feet-6 inches, the Wildcats may have proved to wonderful pillars of support on the job site. None of the players admitted to any smashed fingers or thumbs.