God Shammgod graduates 18 years after leaving Providence
God Shammgod will always be remembered as one of the greatest Providence College basketball players, but now you can also call him a Providence College graduate.
The point guard with the unique name will always be remembered as a March Madness hero for helping lead 10-seed Providence College to the Elite Eight in the 1997 NCAA tournament. Shammgod had a 23-point performance in the team's Elite Eight overtime loss to the Arizona Wildcats, who went on to win the championship.
After his sophomore season with the Friars, the guard decided to pursue a professional basketball career.
Shammgod had a short stint with the Washington Wizards during the 1997-98 season. He later went on to play professionally overseas.
He decided to return to Providence and finish school while serving as a graduate assistant to the basketball team. Eighteen years after leaving college, he has earned his college degree.
- Erick Fernandez