LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – School athletes have been capitalizing on their title picture and likeness for nearly a 12 months now. One Nebraska athlete is taking it a step additional and is creating his personal enterprise.
Derrick Walker is thought for being Nebraska basketball’s large man. The Kansas Metropolis native is returning for a brilliant senior season. Whereas he balances faculty and basketball, he a trucking enterprise on the aspect.
Walker’s firm’s title is “Tall Boy Trucking,” becoming for the 6′9″ middle ahead. Proper earlier than final season began Walker bought a semi-truck. He at present has one driver employed, and it’s been on the highway making deliveries for the previous month. Walker says the concept got here to him when he was scrolling on his cellphone and felt he was losing time on social media that might be spent on a enterprise and making an earnings. Derrick stated it was laborious to get into the enterprise, however now that he’s in he can handle it from proper right here in Lincoln.
“I can micromanage it with out having to bodily be there,” Derrick Walker stated. “Many of the issues are a cellphone name. If I can be capable of depart school with a bit cash it simply helps me transition extra.”
As his enterprise grows, Walker says he’d wish to work in jail reform. and rent those that are searching for a second probability.
Derrick stated his teammates and coaches suppose his semi-truck buy is random, however they’re excited for him. He provides that this proves he’s extra than simply an athlete and might deal with enterprise on and off the court docket.
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