Who doesn’t love a Cinderella story, I do.  I love a great story that tells us that sometimes perseverance works.

What is the definition of perseverance, well according to Webster dictionary it is:

Continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition

Well the University of Michigan Basketball team just handed us a great Cinderella story, and his name is C.J. Baird.

I have told my children for years to never stop dreaming, never think that you cannot do something or achieve something.  Sometimes a lot of hard work and perseverance does pay off.

Last October, C.J was a freshman manager for the Michigan basketball team, he tried out for the team but did not make it.  Well yesterday’s game against Texas A & M gave him the opportunity to show that a lot of hard work and perseverance does pay off.  The coach did not only have him dress in a Michigan uniform, but since Michigan was beating Texas A & M so handily Coach Beilein actually sent him onto the court with 30 seconds left on the clock to get his chance to play for U or M.

C.J. did not only go onto the court but got the ball, dribbled three times, including a right-to-left crossover move before pulling up from several feet beyond the 3-point line and taking shot.

What happened, well check it out in this courtesy of SBnation: