Action Sports Spotlight - Nicholas Kjaerholt

By Brendan O'Reilly

July 22, 2010 Updated Feb 27, 2008 at 12:01 AM EDT

He cut down the net just like his teammates and joined the other players posing with the championship trophy. But freshman Nicholas Kjaerholt's road to BCC was unlike most of his teammates. He's not from Binghamton or even New York. Kjaerholt came to Broome from Denmark.
Coach Jim Evans says, "It's kind of weird he came all the way over here to come play at little old BCC."
Evans also played at BCC before his professional career brought him to Denmark two years ago. While playing there, he befriended another American who played on a lower-division team with Kjaerholt. This past summer, Evans ran into that guy by chance at an AAU tournament in Pennsylvania.
"I was out there recruiting and I ran into him so I kind of brought up Nick. What is he doing, where is he going."
Nicholas says, "I got an email from him asking me what I wanted to do and what my plans were. I said I don't have any plans. I'd like to come over here and play."
"It was kind of a chance thing that I just ran into the guy and we started talking about Nick and a month and a half later he's wearing a BCC jersey."
Kjaerholt has flourished since day one on campus. He's the conference's fourth-leading scorer at nearly 18 points a game and leads the Hornets in three-point shooting.
"I was a little surprised at the amount of success I've had."
But the transition hasn't come without some bumps. He hasn't seen his family since coming here and says it's been lonely at times.
"It's kind of hard not to have anyone to talk to when you have problems and stuff but I've been lucky to have a good roommate and good teammates."
Kjaerholt says he couldn't be happier with his decision and now hopes to bring a championship to his new home at BCC. In the Town of Dickinson, Justin Horowitz, Action Sports.

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