Knights Visit OCPS Transition Students on Campus

Nov. 13, 2008

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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Several members of the UCF men's basketball team took time Thursday to meet with students at the Orange County Public Schools Transition Program, which is located on campus. The Knights signed autographs and posed for photos with the young adults in the class.

Seniors Jermaine Taylor and Kenrick Zondervan, junior Drew Speraw, sophomores A.J. Tyler and Taylor Young and freshmen Dave Diakite, P.J. Gaynor and Jakub Kusmieruk visited the special-needs students, who are between the ages of 19-22. The transition program provides post-high school education and career training for the students.

The team's academic advisor, Jennifer Alger, arranged the visit. Earlier in the fall, members of the UCF football team also visited the students.

The UCF student-athletes distributed schedule posters and talked to the students about the 2008-09 season, which will begin for the Knights on Sunday at the UCF Arena against North Carolina A&T.

One of the main topics of conversation during the visit was Kusmieruk's height. At 7-foot-4, Kusmieruk is the tallest player in school history and the second-tallest player in the nation this season.

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