In a recent conversation with former Central Falls basketball standout Rob Alers, he was asked the whereabouts of fellow C.F. alumnus and his roommate at Lyndon State, George Carle.
With immediate confidence – the kind that comes when you’re pretty sure about something – Alers ventured a guess as to his good friend’s location on the Vermont-based campus.
“He’s probably in the gym as we speak,” was what Alers’ senses were telling him.
Such an assertion on the part of Alers is a telling sign as to the depth of Carle’s level of commitment these days. The offseason is barely a month old, but next year, Carle’s final year of athletic eligibility at Lyndon State, is already on his brain.
“I want to play my last year and finish what I started,” Carle stated when reached recently at Lyndonville, Vt., home of the Division III Hornets.
Finishing what Carle started is a fitting mantra for this versatile 6-foot-3 forward. For this is a 22-year-old who has been tested at seemingly every turn, beginning with a housing mix-up three years ago that forced him, Alers and Antonio Mena, another hoopster with ties to Central Falls, to withdraw from Lyndon State.
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