Basketball Signing Day: Skylar Roman signs to play at Shepherd

CHAMBERSBURG, PA -- For Skyler Roman, it's a dream come true: Signing to play basketball in college. But it's a dream that almost didn't come to fruition.

"After I tore my ACL, I was a little hesitant," said Roman. "I didn't know what was going to happen. But Shepherd stuck with me, and really wanted me, and I loved them, so I'm here, and [it's a] dream come true."

Roman's torn ACL kept him on the sidelines for the Trojans' run to the District Championship. Through it all, Roman's inspiration came from someone who knew exactly what he was going through: his sister Kelsey, who also battled knee injuries. And she says she couldn't be more proud.

"He's playing for me as well, which makes me feel even more proud than most people, I would think," said Kelsey Roman.

And those close to Roman say there's no one more deserving of this opportunity.

"Sky has worked his tail off to get to this moment," said Chambersburg Head Basketball Coach Shawn Shreffler. "He earned something really special, and he deserves all the credit he gets for it."

Roman will be red-shirted next season at Shepherd, but he expects to be ready to roll in 2013. So how is the knee?

"I'm feeling great," said Roman. "Hopefully I get all my strength back, and be ready to ball at Shepherd."

And after what Skyler and Kelsey have overcome, you can bet that, too, will become reality.

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