When he was still far from peaking at 2.03 m, Willis Mackey Jr had only one dream: to become a professional baseball player. When he left his native Bahamas at the age of 16 to join the United States, it was with this in mind. He, who imagined himself to be one of the best pitchers in the country, unfortunately saw all his hopes shattered in his first year at university.
A heart problem makes him fear the worst. If he avoids the operation, he must remain at rest for six long months. He knows it, he wasted too much time to have a chance to one day reach the highest level in his discipline.
“I was a baseball player trying to play basketball”
He then turns to the …