Save 75% - Only $49.99 for 1 full year! digitalPLUS subscription offer ends 12/1

Topics

Phoenix Suns
Maryland freshman Michal Cekovsky is quickly adapting to life and basketball in the U.S.
Maryland freshman Michal Cekovsky is quickly adapting to life and basketball in the U.S.

The education of Maryland freshman Michal Cekovsky is a daily grind that includes five hours of learning English in the classroom and two more hours with a tutor in study hall at night. “It’s a lot,” Cekovsky said with a laugh at Tuesday's team media day. In between, there is basketball. While the 20-year-old freshman from Slovakia is far ahead of where former Terps star Alex Len was at a similar stage in terms of his comfort level with a new language and new surroundings, Cekovsky is much like Len in trying to figure out how to keep pace with the speed and physicality of the American game. “It’s a little bit faster than what I played in Europe....

Loading