HARRIS COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - It's always exciting when the underdogs come out on top...and this past Sunday night Florida Gulf Coast upset number 7 San Diego, and local connection Sherwood Terrell Brown had a little something to do with that.
He added 17 points and 9 rebounds to help his team make NCAA history by becoming the first 15 seed to make it to the sweet 16.
Sports Leader 9's Alexandra Vitale was fortunate enough to speak with Sherwood's family in Harris County and they are proud, as they should be.
"You know when you have a grandchild or a child that you know that do something really exciting you have a different feeling you are overwhelmed you can't sleep good at night and you know you just think I just thank the Lord my child is able to do this," said Brown's grandmother Ella Marshall. "We are just so proud."
"Really like to see him go a little further but history is being made for him to go to the sweet 16," said his grandfather Tommy Marshall.
"We earned the right to be here," said Brown. "Nobody gave us nothing so we have to go out here and take what is rightfully ours, you all with me?"
"When you know someone so close and see so much media on the TV I am like wow my nephew my sister's only child is doing it, he's out here doing it," said his aunt Tiffany Bartley.
"I am proud of him now," said Antonio Walker, his cousin. "No one expected them to go that far....But I never lost faith in him. I knew he was going to do good."
So what's next for the family?
"Texas," laughs his aunt Tiffany.
Since they are planning on going, it's safe to say they will have great seats.
"Oh yes, no problem for grandparents...no problem!" said grandmother Ella.