Big Man With Big Smile Not Afraid of Big Moments

Cli'ron Hornbeak Knew Kent State Was Right Choice

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.

Cli'Ron Hornbeak Dunks During Practice at MVP Arena ahead of Kent State's Appearance in the NCAA Tournament

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.”

POSTED: Thursday, March 16, 2023 06:53 PM
Updated: Sunday, March 19, 2023 08:53 AM
Eric Mansfield