Former USC basketball player pursues his dreams further

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A former University of South Carolina basketball player continued his trailblazing ways today.

Jamel Bradley received the Most Courageous award when he played for the Gamecocks a few years ago.  The reason: Jamel is deaf in both ears, which was the result of a very high fever when he was a toddler. He wears two hearing aids and reads lips. That didn't stop him from mixing it up on the court and that hasn't stopped him from pursuing his next dream.

On Friday, Jamel and four others graduated from the state Criminal Justice Academy. The new graduates are going to be school resource officers with the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

Jamel will be the school resource officer at Forest Lake Elementary and Joseph Keels Elementary.

Posted by Jeremy Turnage