Logan’s Wright, Tillman share bond on, off the field22961488
LA CROSSE, WI (WKBT) — Logan’s Raekwon Tillman and Calvin Wright have fitting nicknames: lightning and thunder.
“I’m pretty fast,” Tillman said. “Calvin, he’s a brick house.”
Every game, at least one of them strikes.
“When he’s doing well, then they have to stop both of us,” Tillman said.
“It’s like them knowing, they stop one of us, there’s still another one to stop,” said Wright.
There’s a clear bond off the field, too, as both experience life away from a loved one.
“It’s hard, it’s different, it’s something I’m not really used to,” Wright said.
Growing up, Wright moved around a lot. His mom lives in California; she’s moving here in December. But he hasn’t seen her in years.
“It just sucks because I’m kind of like a Momma’s boy,” he said.
Similarly, Raekwon’s mom lives in Alabama. After living with her for parts of his freshman and sophomore years, he decided Logan is where he needs to be in order to achieve his ultimate goal of getting a degree in business.
“What I feel like we both have in common is that we still have a good chance to alter our future for the better, so maybe one day we can help our families,” Tillman said.
Now, together at Logan, Tillman and Wright work together, just like thunder and lightning.
“We kind of motivate each other to stay successful at all times,” Wright said.
“It’s cool to know that someone else is doing the same thing you are and I can talk to him about stuff and he can relate to me about things,” Tillman said. “It is special.”
Logan faces Monona Grove Friday at 7 p.m. in Baraboo. The winner advances to State.