Things are looking up for Mike Mercer. Although he left Georgia, transferred to South Florida and promptly found trouble outside the court, Mercer has survived it all, with help from his coach and an assist from a teammate.
Mercer is now a college graduate, a player who has recovered from two torn ACL's, and a key contributor for a team that is competitive in the Big East.
He will play his last regular season game this coming Saturday. Whatever the future holds for Mercer, I think he has proven to himself that he can overcome obstacles, and perhaps even thrive if he puts in the required hard work.