Dover, Del. - Wesley Men's Basketball senior Derick Charles was officially sworn into the United States Army National Guard Tuesday afternoon.
"There is no doubt that he embodies their mission, core values, and culture. I can't wait to see what his future holds" said head coach Dean Burrows.
Charles, a native of Naples, Florida was a four year member of the men's basketball team, playing in 96 games with 35 starts as a forward. He totaled 521 points, 334 rebounds, 41 assists, 28 steals and 37 blocks in his career as a Wolverine.
When asked what his future goals are he said "my goal is to become an FBI agent and for me to do that I needed to join the National Guard. I am also interested in a career in IT, which will be my job in the army".
Wesley College and the Men's Basketball coaching staff have helped prepare Charles for this next journey by bettering him as a man all around and helping him take care of business both on and off the court. They have prepared him for the outside world by helping him "stay accountable and understand that it is not just about me anymore but everyone who made me who I am today".
Charles thanks Justin Downen an FBI agent and Sergeant Eric Wright for helping him with this process.
Looking back at his career at Wesley, one thing he would like to tell his team is, "to find a passion away from basketball and do something that benefits you and the people you care about".
The entire Wesley College community would like to congratulate Charles on this accomplishment and wish him the best of luck in the future!