Redshirt senior Matt Stainbrook is Xavier's top returning scorer, but the center will be paying his own way at school this season so that his brother Tim, who walked-on to the basketball team last year as a freshman, can have his scholarship.
Stainbrook's tuition as a post-graduate student is only $14,000 while his brother's undergraduate fees come out to $43,000 a year, so he decided to help his family out by having his scholarship transferred, and picking up a new job as an Uber driver to help defray the costs of his MBA.
The phone-based car service's flexible hours allow the 6-foot-10 Stainbrook all the flexibility a student athlete needs, Stainbrook tells the Cincinnati Enquirer.
"They have an app and you can go online and make yourself available any time you want. And then you can also go offline. So if you want to go three weeks of working 24 hours straight, you can."
Stainbrook says several passengers have recognized him, and that he enjoys hearing the clicks when those in the backseat try to take a picture of their oversized driver on the sly.
- Brendan Maloy