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Jackson State University’s student manager, Thomas Lee, is affectionately known as “Snacks” on campus. Currently attending JSU as a senior, Lee has been a major part of the men’s basketball team since he was 16 years old, and have always dreamed of someday playing for the Tigers.
During Monday’s senior night game against the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, the Tigers were dominating the game with more than a 20 point lead in the final minutes. The hometeam crowd started to chant, “we want Snacks.”
The crowd was eventually fed what they wanted, Snacks. Lee came out suited and ready to play for the first time since his student management career of the Tigers.
Lee missed his first three shots before finally being able to make the fourth 3-pointer in dramatic fashion during the final seconds.
JSU wild. Ya love to see it. pic.twitter.com/EzZ5OzcBr2— Dorian (@AllHailDorian) March 3, 2020
“It was a once in a lifetime opportunity that not too many people my size get to do in a Division 1 basketball game,” Lee said. “The hype and the crowd support definitely made the moment special for me.”
Lee later posted on Twitter, “Never let anybody tell you what you “can’t” do. Stay Down and wait for your moment.”
Never let anybody tell you what you “ can’t’ “ do. Stay Down and wait for your moment 💪🏾🥶 @espn @stephenasmith @BleacherReport @SportsCenter @HoHighlights @filayyyy @famouslos32 @KDTrey5 pic.twitter.com/XBp8g9kChX— Thomas “Snacks” Lee (@BigHomie_Tom) March 3, 2020