The sophomore forward, whose father passed away in October, has leaned on family as he regains form on the court
As he walked out of the locker room and onto the court at United Spirit Arena one afternoon back in October, Jordan Tolbert gave himself a simple reminder.
Give Dad a call.
“But after practice, I don’t know what was going on,” Tolbert said. “I guess I had some stuff going on, and I didn’t call him.”
Tolbert, Texas Tech’s 6-foot-7 sophomore forward, had no idea it would be his last chance to talk to his father.
How could he have?
After all, James Tolbert had always been a model of strength for his family.