Each day, Kentan Facey slips on a ring before he heads to class at UConn. It’s not elaborate, like a championship ring, but the one his father was going to use on his wedding day.
“He was supposed to get married that December, and he passed away in April [of 2015],” Facey said. “So I take his wedding ring out and wear it every day.”
Kenneth Facey died suddenly from heart disease just after his son finished his sophomore season at UConn. The family had never been able to work things out so that Kenneth could travel from Jamaica to the U.S. to watch his son play in Huskies’ blue and white, nor did he know much about the sport his son was playing. But he knew Kentan was doing well in school, and finding his way on a journey that is coming to an end, as his senior season is about to begin.