Most senior moments last a little longer than a handful of seconds during two free throws four games before the end of the season, but for Twany Beckham, that’s exactly what his moment was reduced to.
“I didn’t think I’d be able to go into the game,” Beckham said Friday before his Senior Day game against Florida. “I didn’t know if I’d ever step on the court again with my injury.”
A nagging back injury that led to surgery in January has kept Beckham off the court the rest of the season, but it didn’t make his bear hug with John Calipari in the final seconds of the Mississippi State game or his career any less memorable.
The standing ovation he received against his former school as he checked in and then checked back out in between free throws was a moment he said he will never forget.