The question was ridiculous — “You’re famous?” — but Brandon Horvath, a decidedly nonfamous person, considered it anyway.
At the UMBC men’s basketball team’s day camp last month, small campers approached the rising sophomore forward from West River. He wore team gear, and he was tall, so they asked him whether he’d been in March Madness.
Technically, yes. He sat out the Retrievers’ momentous first-round NCAA tournament upset of No. 1 seed Virginia, but in their second-round loss to Kansas State, he’d grabbed a rebound. On national television. If being famous in 2018 is as simple as running a popular YouTube vlog or posting a viral tweet, was he not famous, too?