U.S. Virgin Islands Honors Native Son Tim Duncan

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Tim Duncan started his career with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, but since his draft in 1997, he has created an historic NBA career.  The U.S. Virgin Islands’ legislative body will, finally, recognize the legacy that Tim Duncan has left since joining the San Antonio Spurs.

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Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News reports that the Virgin Islands has passed a resolution to honor Tim Duncan’s NBA career.

“Duncan is not someone who likes to publicly boast about his accomplishments or philanthropy,” Senate president Neville James said via release. “His focus is always on getting the work done and making a genuine and lasting impact.

His modesty compared to how much he gives back is awe-inspiring. It’s encouraging to know that our Virgin Islands youth have a great example to follow in Timmy.” Per McCarney’s report, Duncan will be presented with a plaque to honor “his outstanding professional accomplishments throughout his NBA and international career.” Even though Duncan has not closed the door on his NBA career, he already owns one heck of a resume with five championships, two MVP awards and 15 All-Star selections.

Duncan grew up on Saint Croix, one of the country’s main islands. He was originally a swimmer like his sister Tricia, who swam in the 1988 Olympics. But he abandoned the sport and took up basketball in the ninth grade at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal High School.

Duncan has financed non-profit efforts on the islands, including funding the renovation of the St. Croix Central High School gymnasium.

Duncan will receive a plaque to honor his achievements. He was also honored by the legislature in 1997 for his accomplishments at Wake Forest University, where he played for four years.

Congratulations to Tim Duncan, he is truly a Caribbean legion.