In June of 1996, one month after he graduated magna cum laude, the Golden State Warriors selected him as the 11th pick in the second round there were forty overall. He was also named the SWAC player of the Year and was the first player from MSVU to earn that award.
He went to AAU basketball for a while then went on to the NBA. The games were about the same everywhere. He didn’t get passed the ball much but when he did he made something special happen. He made history everywhere during this Civil Rights Movement. Stepping on the court in college and in the pros’ made history.
Crispus Attucks High School (the only all-black high school in indianapolis) is where he learned, and dominated the game of basketball. In 1955 and 1956, Oscar led his teammates to state championships, but even then it wasn't the same. Due to the fact an all-black school won state they had to celebrate differently than a white school would have. This horrendous event changed Oscar, it motivated him to make the next level of play. The University of Cincinnati is the school Oscar decided to attend, of course with the influence of his younger brothers Henry, and
Before Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spent 20 years in the national basketball association, he was Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. born in New York, New York. His father was a police officer whom only had one son. Ferdinand stood 5 foot 8 inches at just 9 years old and by time he got to the eighth grade he had already grown a foot, and could dunk a basketball. As a sophomore in highschool he averaged 19 points and 18 rebounds a game, his senior year he averaged 30 points a game. At Power Memorial Academy Ferdinand set New York city school records for scoring and rebounding, all while winning 71 straight games and winning 3 state titles.
The movie Hoop Dreams centered on a pair of intercity youths, William Gates and Arthur Agee. Both of them lived in the projects surrounding Chicago. Their families were economically and educationally disadvantaged. William and Arthur had almost everything imaginable trying to prevent their success. However, they shared a dream of playing in NBA.
He stood at the height of 5’6 in the 10th grade which made it hard for him to follow his dream. The summer of his sophomore year he decided to change his shot for the better. He averaged 20 points a game but it wasn’t enough for colleges to notice him. He ended up going to Davidson college where he later lead them to the be the NCAA final 8 but lost in the semi-finals, and during his time in college
Although they also doubted him. They said he was too skinny and he was too fragile. So Kobe set out to prove everyone wrong. His freshman year his team went 4-20, but even then you could see Kobe’s love for the game and all of his potential. His Junior year Kobe led his team to the district championship game against their rival.
The Boys of Dunbar written by Alejandro Danois is a compelling narrative about an inner-city Baltimore high school basketball team who became a national powerhouse from 1981-1983. This is “A story of love, hope, and basketball”. Throughout this essay, The Boys of Dunbar will be explained, reviewed and critiqued. The two Dunbar teams from 1981-1983 are regarded as some of the best high school basketball teams that were ever assembled and many of the players on these teams are thought of as some of the most talented basketball players to ever come from Baltimore.
The Jordan Influence When most people think about Michael Jordan, they think about him as the greatest basketball player who ever played. However, Jordan was not only a basketball player, but someone who influenced the American culture and society. Jordan’s influence was one that had never been seen before. Whether it was through basketball or his own brand, Jordan was making everyone want “to be like Mike”.
American basketball star Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York. Jordan left college after his junior year to join the NBA. Drafted by the Chicago Bulls, he helped the team make it to the playoffs. For his efforts there, Jordan received the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. With five regular-season MVPs and three All-Star MVPs, Jordan became the most decorated player in the NBA.
Kameron Backie Tupac Shakur Tupac Shakur was born in New York on June 16, 1971 to Afeni Shakur and Billy Garland. His mom was in jail for doing drugs and his father had nothing to do with him until he was an adult. Tupac went to the Baltimore School for the Arts. Tupac took ballet and dance classes.
He attended Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1944, at the young age of fifteen, King entered Morehouse College in Atlanta under a special program to boost enrollment for high-school student much like King. King graduated from Morehouse in 1948. Carson and Lewis (2016) states that King spent the next three years at Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania.