Northwestern Walk-On Gets Free School

By Jason Priestas on October 23, 2013 at 9:00a

James Montgomery is a walk-on guard for the Northwestern Wildcats basketball team. Since he's a walk-on, and a senior, you know he takes his schooling seriously. Serious enough to cough up $45,000 a year for the privilege of playing for a team that has never made the NCAA Tournament.

He may never play in the tourney, but at least his senior year will be free.

Yesterday, new coach Chris Collins called walk-on James Montgomery in front of his teammates to give him the good news.

Congratulations, James. We'll be pulling for you.

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thetothmancometh's picture

It sure is nice to hear about the guys that do it the right way every once in a while.  Well done James, Coach Collins, and Northwestern.

BullCityBuckeye's picture

Great video!  Seems like he (and his family) are very appreciative.  Best of luck to the young man in all things.

jeremytwoface's picture

Cool story.
Goes to show what you can accomplish if you put in hard work.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

gwalther's picture

That is why I spend all my time on 11W every day. If I work hard at it, maybe I can be on the top of the helmet sticker mountain one day....Maybe. #bigdreams #BigTen

Class of 2008

FROMTHE18's picture

Good for him and his family.

burkmon's picture

First story I clicked on... what a great way to start the day!  Thanks for sharing with us.
Good luck to that young man.  He seems to be very worthy of the scholarship.


pcuzz1's picture

True feel good story.  Love seeing the work of these walk-ons pay off.

pat cozzens

Denny's picture

/looks at ground
/reminds self that jNWU are a bunch of nerds
nope, still teary-eyed


J.Mo's picture

Awesome story

DJRoss926's picture

Love this so much. Great stuff.

kiester's picture

Man, dem feels. 

Dr. House's picture

damnit  northwestern every time i try to dislike you even a little you go a pull stuff like this. 
you stay classy northwestern.

RedStorm45's picture

Who's cutting onions in the office?? KNOCK IT OFF

EDUGOON's picture

Amazing!!! Congrats James!!!

"We Don't Believe You, You Need More People"- Hova #GOBUCKS #FreeElGuapo #Famthik

Rjpfish2's picture

Tip of the cap to Chris Collins. I'm sure Coach K would be proud!

InHartWeTrust's picture

Absolutely awesome story, congrats to the kid for his hard work.  He deserves it.

buckeye_heart's picture

Awesome story. Great to hear people working hard and getting rewarded.