WICHITA, Kan. Jamel would've turned 35 on Wednesday. Sandra Glover worries, as she does every time March 20 rolls around, what this will do to Cleanthony, how much it chews him up from the inside, little piece by little piece.
"He said, one time that, It's the one thing I wish I could do: I want to continue to play, but I wish I could bring you back, my brother, to witness this,'" Glover says of Cleanthony Early, her youngest son and the star forward at Wichita State. "When I (heard) that, I called him and said, He's with you, don't worry. He sees what you're doing.' So he just keeps it in. And I'm glad that he's opening up now, that he can talk about it, because they were very close. They were close."
Sandra tells this story, from last summer. Cleanthony happened to be back home in Middletown, N.Y., last June 27, the second anniversary of the death of his brother, Jamel Glover. Sandra was going to the gravesite to pay her respects.
She asked, gently, if Cleanthony Cle' for sh...