It’s been a long journey of ups and downs for 6’7 Forward Tevin Falzon. Falzon a native of Newton, MA seems to have been on the basketball circuit forever. Falzon began playing aau for Team MAD a team formed of predominantly Boston area kids. In the Beginning years Falzon would struggle to consistently contribute while wearing a size 16 shoe at the age of 14 years old coaches could see the potential .
Falzon would star at Newton North high school but unfortunately was unable to earn himself a scholarship and receiving interest from Division 3 programs. Over the past summer Falzon has blossomed into a dominate force in New England and helped lead Metro Boston AAU program to AAU nationals. Falzon has earned himself a scholarship to attend Sacred Heart University today. That is three division one schlorship players for the Metro Boston AAU program this month Dimitry Coronel (Maine) Jesse Chuku (Lehigh). We sat down with Falzon to talk about his commitment.
“I choose Scared Heart University because I felt it was the right fit academically and basketball wise. Also, Sacred Heart University did not wait on me and offered early showing that they really believe that I can be an impact player for them at the next level.
It feels great knowing that I have reached one of my goals that I set out for myself early in life and again going into this summer. It definitely feels like the sacrifice and hard work has payed off. This will propel me to work even harder to achieve my future goals this season and at the next level. It also feels great to prove all my doubters wrong.
What does the words Metro Boston mean to you?
“Family and great organization that teaches, and helps it’s players develop as well as getting them to college too.”
What advice could you give the younger generation about picking the right school?
“I would basically say just do your research about each school that you have to choose from. Don’t just pick the school based on name, make sure you visit these schools, talk to the players and coaches, find out what the school has to offer academically, and decide if that is the place where you want to be, receive your education, and play for 4 years.”
Who are your biggest supporters?
“My biggest supporters are my parents especially my dad who put a lot of his time and energy into doing whatever was needed to make me a better player. Other big supporters include my AAU coach Mo Vasquez along with the rest of the Metro Boston coaching staff and my high school coach Paul Connolly. My Aunt and my grandmother were other supporters who helped me get to this point. And pretty much the rest of my family supported me and helped me get here as well.”