Liberty basketball rising senior Myo Baxter-Bell has been named a nominee to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2019 Give Back Team, which recognizes college basketball players for their outstanding community service efforts.
"Helping others is important to me because I love bringing joy to others," Baxter-Bell said. "I am honored to be nominated by the NABC because giving back to others also brings me joy." Baxter-Bell was one of three players from the ASUN Conference to be nominated joining North Florida's JT Escobar and Lipscomb's Matt Rose. Escobar was one of five Division I student-athletes to be named to the 2019 NABC Give Back Team.
Dedicated to helping others off the court, Baxter-Bell has put an emphasis on giving back to the community since arriving in Lynchburg as he has participated in over 120 hours of community service. During the 2018-19 academic year, Baxter-Bell adopted a family during Christmas where he purchased gifts for the family along with daily essentials they needed.
A day after the team won the ASUN Tournament, Baxter-Bell and the rest of the Flames were out in the Lynchburg community, visiting local schools and spending time with the local kids. The team also visited a special needs clinic throughout the season.
During this past season, Baxter-Bell and the rest of the men's basketball team went to a local youth shelter in Alabama during a road trip to North Alabama and during the same trip visited a group of mothers to hand out flowers on Valentine's Day.
The Liberty Academic Affairs for Athletics staff has organized over 118 community service events during the 2018-19 academic year, which has led to over 11,000 volunteer hours served by the men's basketball team and the other 19 Liberty Athletics teams.
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