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Everyone’s been buzzing about this video from a Fitchburg State-Nichols College basketball game, where FSU’s star player Kewan Platt straight up knocks Nichols guard Nate Tanaglia out after Tanaglia released a three point dagger to ice the game for Nichols.
Oh yea, he’ll fit right in in Fitchburg.
Just to review, Kewan’s team was down 10 when he jacked up a 3 pointer. After air-balling it because he shot it off balanced he immediately turned to the ref to start whining about the lack of a foul call.
But as you can see, Tanaglia clearly was playing tenacious small white guy defense, did not touch his body, and may have gotten a piece of the ball, causing the shot to be off.
I’ve been there before. The small white guy with way too much energy is the last guy you want guarding you. Everyone else eases up at some point, but we don’t. Our meal ticket is our energy. We can’t rebound and if we drive to the hoop we’re getting our shit swatted. If we don’t play tenacious defense every second we are on the floor then we are useless. He had no choice.
While Kewan was bitching to the refs Tanaglia ran down the court (despite being up 10, because small white guys in basketball never stop running) while Kewan jogged back, leaving Tanaglia wide open in the corner for an easy 3.
The worst part about that attack was that it was premeditated. Kewan specifically looks at the ref to see if he’s looking at Tenaglia.
When he realizes he’s not looking he then walks over to him while Tanaglia is off balanced.
Gives him a vicious right elbow to the face while lowering his shoulder into him.
And follows through.
That’s not a foul, it’s a crime. And I don’t understand how he hasn’t been arrested yet. Wearing a basketball uniform doesn’t mean the law ceases to exist. That was not part of the game or something that happened in the heat of the moment. He knew he was going to do the entire way down the court. He hated the fact that he thought Tenaglia got away with a foul, which was compounded by being down 10, followed by an airball, followed by a wide open 3 from a player who would not stop giving Fitchburg State standup doggy.
Fitchburg State to their credit has not only condemned and suspended him from the team, they’ve kicked him out of the school completely.
They’ve already gotten rid of his name from their 2018-19 roster online.
Some people are saying it should be a hate crime, but that’s just dumb. The only thing Kewan Platt hates is effort and defense. But as stated before, we have no choice but to play like this in order to survive in a sport that clearly was not made for our kind.
Kewon Platt is a 2016 graduate of Charlestown High School, and recently transferred to the Burg State. You’ll never guess what his major is…..
Criminal justice. That would be like Greg Bates majoring in Honesty.
Platt is 6’4″ and is actually wicked nasty.
He’s FSU’s leading scorer and put up 33 points against Lasell the game before. For that he was named conference player of the week.
And because he’s such an impulsive dooshnozzle he’ll likely never play organized basketball again.
Tenaglia is from Tewksbury and scored over 1,000 points for Tewskbury High before transferring to a prep school (which sadly is the thing to do these days, as most college caliber players no longer stay in public schools).
That face right there just screams “Dudley.” It was his destiny to end up at Nichols. Just like Kewan Platt’s behavior just screams “Fitchburg,” so too was he destined to end up at FSU.
Turtleboy believes is kind, fair, just, and merciful. We believe in redemption, but we also believe in justice. Expelling Kewan Platt from school and charging him criminally with battery is warranted, but down the line he should get a chance to prove that this one moment in time does not define him. If he shows contrition he should get a chance to enroll at another college, because the alternative is he goes back to Charlestown, starts selling rock, and becomes a statistic. He just can’t ever play organized basketball again.
P.S. Laughed out loud at this one.