Citizen Staff Writer
PHOENIX – As Chase Budinger was working out and then talking about his NBA situation (Page 1C), Wildcat Fendi Onobun was taking it all in.
He’s working as an intern with the Phoenix Suns this summer, getting some background in business of sports.
“I’m just keeping my options open (because) like my father always says, ‘You can’t always survive on basketball,’ ” said Onobun, a senior-to-be.
“That’s a problem with a few guys because if they don’t make it , (they feel) it’s the end of the world. But there are other (paths you can take).”
Onobun looked the part, wearing a white collared shirt and khaki pants.
He said he doesn’t have specific duties but will doing a number of tasks for the organization.
“This is a really good time because you have the draft and the workouts, seeing what they look for,” he said.
Onobun added, “That will help me in my game.”
Right now, his game is halted because he’s just two months removed from shin surgery, where a metal rod was placed in his left leg to repair a torn tibia.
Onobun is without crutches and is in the early stages of getting back in shape, lifting weights and working out in pools. He’s also practicing a lot on his shot.
He said he probably won’t be ready to go full speed until August.