J-Mac talks to students at Nativity Preparatory Academy, holds basketball clinic

February 15, 2017 09:02 PM

These days, Jason McElwain’s (better known as J-Mac) life is a little less three-point centric, but he is still around the game.

Wednesday, he and his former coach Jim Johnson spoke to the kids at Nativity Prep in Rochester about his big night eleven years ago.

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They also held a basketball clinic to teach the kids about shooting and part of their message centered around hard work, setting goals and believing in yourself.

"Sometimes dreams do come true, people who try and fail are more superior to people who don't try at all and it's turned out to be a great 11 year run that we've had, a lot of opportunities," J-Mac says. "The amount of success that we've had, it's a great up and down year."

"I think the thing that we have to do a better job of is caring for others and helping others is a really important thing for the world to do well is thinking about how we can add value and enhance other people's lives," says Jim Johnson, J-Mac's former coach. "I think when we think from that perspective is a really powerful thing, hard to be down when you're giving to someone else."


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