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Terrier B-ball Tricaptains: All from Philadelphia, All Determined to Win

Hard work, dedication, love of the game

As kids in Philadelphia, BU seniors Dom Morris and Travis Robinson grew up loving basketball. The two first met at age 11, playing in a local youth league. As students and teammates at Friends Central High School, they helped their team win back-to-back state titles. During those years, when they played for an Amateur Athletic Union team, they became friends with D. J. Irving, a basketball star from nearby Chester, Pa.

As luck, talent, and thousands of hours of practice would have it, all three were recruited to play basketball at BU. Friends both on and off the court, they have been indispensable to the Terriers’ success over the past four seasons. As freshmen, they helped the team capture the America East Championship. Irving (MET’14), a point guard, Robinson (SMG’14), a shooting guard, and Morris (MET’14), a power forward, were named tricaptains of the team this season. And now, as they prepare to close out their BU athletic careers, the three friends have one final goal: to win the Patriot League Championship.

“I’m not leaving BU without another championship ring,” promises Irving.

Erik Duda, Multimedia Producer video film, BU Today, Bostonia, Boston University
Erik Duda

Erik Duda can be reached at erikduda@bu.edu.

12 Comments on Terrier B-ball Tricaptains: All from Philadelphia, All Determined to Win

  • Tony on 12.05.2013 at 9:26 am


  • R.J. Page on 12.05.2013 at 10:54 am

    Philly to BU.. this y’all year!!

  • Quiana Scott-Ferguson on 12.05.2013 at 11:35 am

    I’m so proud that these brothers are representing BU. I hope you all have lots of success in your careers.

  • Terrier on 12.05.2013 at 7:54 pm

    Great story and great leaders! Best of luck!

  • Majestic Mapp on 12.06.2013 at 9:46 am

    Very nice video. Thanks for sharing.

  • dgotshalk on 12.07.2013 at 4:22 pm

    Being a 1958 Tufts alumni I usually am over there but could not resist this Harvard BU game. Coach Jones can be very proud of this team. He has a very difficult coaching job. I noted a deep squad of talent and effort. I could not recognize three dominant players as I could easily for Harvard. I enjoyed watching great team spirit and super effort. You will win many ganes, Good luck.

  • Maureen Sullivan on 12.09.2013 at 11:35 am

    I have the honor of having DJ Irving in one of my (night) sociology classes this Fall. He has added a great deal to the learning environment. We’ve missed him when he’s away for games, but college life is about balance. Very happy to have made the acquaintance of this talented young man.

  • Bo Ying Xue on 12.10.2013 at 1:04 am

    sweet vid duda! Love the jib shots and the footage in Philly.

  • Althea Seaborn duBoulay on 01.10.2014 at 6:47 pm

    Heartwarming video that highlights the capable young men who are in our communities. Wonderful role models for youth in Philadelphia and elsewhere. Kudos to BU and Coach Jones for bringing them to BU.

  • Jean on 01.13.2014 at 11:42 am

    Great story. After reading it, I looked up their schedule and will be attending my first Terrier’s game this Wednesday. Go Terriers!

  • Daniel on 01.14.2014 at 12:49 pm

    Undefeated in league play and first place in the Patriot League! Very excited to see this team play in Agganis.

  • Debra on 01.15.2014 at 8:43 pm

    Inspiring story that needs to be shared with the all young men. Congrats to the Tricaptains from my home town philly. 2014 is the year for BU grads from Philly. BU Senior Parent 2014

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