INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – This is a big weekend for basketball fans, especially a 13 year old boy.
Marcellus Pounds is another Loyola superfan of the Loyola Chicago Ramblers who roots and inspires his team, along with sister Jean Dolores Schmidt who has gained social media attention.
Marcellus, who battled bone cancer, went into remission after joining a nonprofit called Team Impact.
After finding out that Pounds was a fan of the Ramblers, the nonprofit joined him on the team. Right before the NCAA Men’s Sweet 16 match against Oregon State, Team Impact surprised Marcellus by inviting him to watch the game in person on Saturday.
Marcellus and Seth Rosenzweig, CEO of Team Impact, spoke about “All Indiana” on Friday. When asked what kind of encouragement he had for the team, Marcellus had a quick but emphatic answer. “It’s a Ramblers Takeover!” he said. “You cannot put down what God has arranged!”
Sister Jean will also attend the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday.
Could the team chaplain and Marcellus be the power duo that Loyola needs to make it into the Elite 8?