Scranton Inclusion Day October 18, 2012

John Amaechi - Officer of the Order of the British Empire, psychologist, educator adn former NBA star.

Scranton Welcomes John Amaechi, OBE

A Day of Inclusion featuring John Amaechi, former NBA star, will be offered to the campus and surrounding community in an effort to promote an inclusive, culturally competent, and mindful environment, free of bullying and harassment. Mr. Amaechi played professional basketball for the Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic and the Utah Jazz before retiring in 2003.  His book, “Man in the Middle” tells of his difficult journey from an overweight, British bookworm to NBA player while struggling to understand his sexuality in a masculine driven sports culture.  He is a graduate of Penn State University and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Psychology. Mr. Amaechi is an experienced psychologist, educator, social entrepreneur and motivational speaker in the US and Europe.

His biography can be found on his website at:

Please click here for a scedule of the day's events. Some events require RSVP. 'Athlete to Athlete: Locker Room Chat' requires RSVP to Asst. Athletic Director Randy Shemanski at