The following are a series of articles on immigrant athletes by aspiring journalist Darayus Sethna. These inspirational stories highlight the success that can be achieved by immigrants once they have the chance to flourish in the USA.
The Inspiring Story of Adut Bulgak
Astou Ndour: A Senegalese Sensation
Carlos Carrasco: One Tough “Cookie”
David Beckham: England’s Finest
Dennis Schröder: The New Sheriff in Town
Giannis Antetokounmpo: “The Greek Freak”
Hakeem Olajuwon: A “Dream” Come True
Harrison Afful: An “Afful” Lot of Talent
Hines Ward: Pittsburgh’s International Star
Kei Kamara: A Terrific “Crew” Member
Linsday Agnew: From Canada to Ohio
Oscar Mercado: A Cleveland Fan Favorite
Tony Parker: “The Parisian Torpedo”
Yao Ming: “The Beast from the Far East”
El Cuento Inspirador de Adut Bulgak
Astou Ndour: La Sensación Senegalesa
Carlos “Galleta” Carrasco: Venezuela
Giannis Antetokounmpo: “El Monstruo Griego”
Lindsay Agnew: De Canadá a Ohio
About the Author
My name is Darayus Sethna. I am seventeen years old and am a senior at Nordonia High School. My experience in the sports media industry officially began in May of 2018, when I joined a small club at my high school that was centered on digital journalism and sports reporting. I then started a podcast known as “The Cleveland Sports Show.” In this podcast, I discuss major topics not only in Cleveland Sports, yet sports around the United States and the globe. In my previous two years of high school, I have been the play-by-play broadcaster for the Nordonia High School boy’s basketball team. In 2019, I was assigned as an analyst for the Cleveland Cavaliers on a local radio station in the Akron area (1590 WAKR with Ray Horner). In November of 2019, I had the phenomenal opportunity of “shadowing” the Cleveland Cavaliers during a home game and had a chance to meet with some of the most renowned broadcasters of the team, such as John Michael, Austin Carr, Jim Chones, and Rafael Hernandez-Brito.
You can access the “Cleveland Sports Show” podcast and all my other work from this link: darayus.news. Here, you will be able to see my Twitter account (@NordoniaSports) as well as my SoundCloud channel. On these websites, you can listen to episodes of my podcast, my radio interviews on Cavaliers basketball, as well as my play-by-play commentary with Nordonia Basketball.
You can also locate my Spotify Channel by typing in “The Cleveland Sports Show” or “Darayus Sethna” in the Spotify search bar.