Big Man With Big Smile Not Afraid of Big Moments
Cli’Ron Hornbeak’s size is hard to miss.
And his smile is hard to forget.
Kent State University’s 6’9” center with a deep, booming voice is an imposing force having earned a spot in the starting rotation during his freshman year, but spend a few moments with the team’s top big man and you’ll find him friendly and approachable.
Watch Cli'Ron Hornbeak’s interview with Kent State Today:
Just two years out of high school (St. Francis de Sales in Toledo, Ohio), the oldest of seven children carries a great deal on his shoulders as Kent State prepares for Indiana University in the NCAA Tournament.
“Everybody welcomed me with open arms. Everybody treated me like I was their own. There was none of that ‘you’re a freshman’ ... everybody’s just been all together since I got here.”