Kevin Misevicius ’10 enrolled at Cabrini College in the fall of 2008, after two years at Lehigh Carbon Community College, because he knew it was the right fit for him. Cabrini offered him a reputable major in business and what he always wanted to do—play basketball.
“I knew Cabrini had a good business major,” Misevicius (pronounced mish-a-vicious) said. “That played a big role in my decision because it creates options. And, I wanted to play basketball.”
However, there was one point in Misevicius’ life when playing basketball was in question. On the team in eighth grade at Lower Macungie Middle School, he was twice cut as a freshman and sophomore at Emmaus High School.
Misevicius faced the challenge and vowed to himself that this feeling of disappointment would be used to fuel his motivation. After all, basketball is in his blood. Misevicius’ father—Bob—starred at Providence College from 1975-78 before playing professionally in Argentina (where Kevin was born), Brazil, and Belgium.
“Those two years that I didn’t make the team really taught me a lot about myself,” Misevicius said. “I learned that if I stuck with something and worked hard enough, I’ll always find a way.”
Misevicius played three seasons of high school CYO basketball at St. Ann’s Church in the Allentown area and graduated from Emmaus in 2006. The following fall, he enrolled in LCCC, where his basketball career, while once sidelined, began to write its own script.
Misevicius scored a combined 972 points at LCCC from 2006-08 before joining the Cavaliers for the 2008-09 season. Guiding Cabrini to a 22-8 finish overall, Misevicius averaged 19.3 points per game and scored a single-season program-record 580 points.
Misevicius scored more than 20 points in a game 15 times, including a 24-point effort in a 92-88 double-overtime win against local rival Eastern University in front of a capacity crowd in Nerney Field House.
Misevicius earned a number of yearly accolades following his rookie season with the Cavaliers. He received Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) First Team honors and was twice named the league’s player of the week. Misevicius was named a second-team Mid-Atlantic all-region performer and an ECAC All-Star.
This season, Misevicius is in arms’ length of becoming the program’s 14th player all-time to reach 1,000 career points. In a 93-85 win at Keystone College Jan. 4, he broke his own scoring record for a single game, pouring in 45 points.
At the close of the 2009-10 season, Misevicius etched his name at the top of several lists in Cabrini’s all-time record book. Yet it will be the memories shared and friendships built off the court that he’ll remember most fondly.
“From the locker room and our practices to traveling to away games and playing X‑Box together, being around the team as a whole is what I’ll always remember most.”