Struggling City Basketball

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In this article,” In a Struggling City, Basketball Provides a Beacon of Hope” by Abby Gruen talks about how basketball is mush more than a game. Michael Coburn, the team captain of the Mount Vernon High School’s basketball team, explains how basketball has taught him to become a man. Mount Vernon has the second highest number of families in poverty. The town is made up 68,000 people and schools had to be shut down last year due to the amount of fights. Basketball has been the one thing the community has come together for. In the last 30 years, seven Mount Vernon players have gone to play in the NBA (Gruen). Mr. Coburn became the latest team member to be signed by a Division 1 college, and might soon be going to the NBA. In a town that is constantly

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