ESPN visited the Hawks' Nest on Jan. 26, 2018 to interview Men's Basketball Guard/Forward Nick Paquette '19 (Business), whose open letter to NBA prospect Andrew Jones about fighting leukemia went viral.
“When I read about your diagnosis, Andrew, I couldn’t help but recall my own struggle,” wrote Paquette. “I thought about the shock and terror I felt when I learned I had leukemia, the frustration of not having the energy to get out of bed while in the hospital and the challenge of gradually working back into basketball shape once I came home. Knowing that another 20-year-old college sophomore would be embarking on a similar journey made me want to help. I certainly don’t have a potential NBA career riding on my recovery like you do, nor do I even know if we have exactly the same type of leukemia or not, but I’d like to think my story can provide you strength, inspiration and above all else hope.”