Former Cyclone Naz Mitrou-Long speaks at Center Point

CENTER POINT, Iowa (KCRG) - Hard work has always been instilled in Naz Mitrou-Long. It helped him have a stellar career at Iowa State and earned him a contract with the Utah Jazz.

On Thursday, he shared his story with several fans at Center Point-Urbana high school.

"It was cool to preach the message," said Mitrou-Long. "I know when I was a kid, it took something like that to spark the fire inside of me."

His message revolved around four words: selflessness, teamwork, togetherness and believe.

"One of the main things I want to do with my life is influence the next generation," he said. "And when you think of something that can do that, it's those four words."