Many professional athletes have gotten used to the bittersweet aspect of their careers that keep them away from their families. But that doesn’t make it any easier to take.
One-time WVU basketball standout Alex Ruoff knows that scenario all too well recently and will be spending his third Christmas away from his family as a pro player in Spain.
In a recent interview, Ruoff talked about facing the struggles that come with being away from home.
“It’s not easy. I miss the family,” Ruoff told Bob Hertzel. “Everyone’s family is getting together, but from a religious standpoint it allows me to focus on what Christmas is really about.
“So, it’s OK. It’s part of the job at this point. I don’t get too down. With technology and Skyping it’s not as bad as one may think.”