So how is Derrick Caracter doing these days? Last we heard, the former University of Louisville basketball player had transferred to play for Texas-El Paso and coach Tony Barbee in Conference USA. Here’s the scoop from the Hoop Scoop Blog:
Caracter is still in El Paso after transferring in the middle of last season.
Barbee said that Caracter practiced with the team the second semester and hasnâ€™t been a problem thus far.
“I have a lot of respect for the kid because with all the hype, he could have just packed his bags and gone overseas and made $100,000 or whatever,â€ Barbee said. “But he doesnâ€™t want to go down that road. He wants to prove everyone wrong.â€
Caracter, who has a year and a half of eligibility left, has dropped weight and is down to around 300 pounds. Ultimately, he needs to get down to around 275.
Barbee said he bikes to school from his off-campus apartment every day.
Losing weight again, good to know.