When you think of a college basketball player, you probably picture a young adult between the ages of 18 and 23. But not every athlete falls in that category - some players are much, much older.
This year, 43-year-old Brian Rice is suiting up for the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes after serving 24+ years in the Navy. Rice had many scholarship offers when he graduated high school in 1987, but Rice felt that he wasn't "mature" enough to attend class every day, so he enlisted in the military instead.
All that time in the Navy helped Rice grow up, so he enrolled at Geneva (Pa.) and convinced the school's basketball coach to give him a shot. Rice has averaged under seven minutes per game so far, but there's little doubt that he's a terrific role model for teammates young enough to be his sons.
Sources: PAC Athletics, SportsGrid, Larry Brown Sports, Thunder Treats