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Why Otto Porter Jr. Didn't Play AAU Basketball (And Believes He's Better Because of It)

Otto Porter Jr. didn't play AAU basketball. That makes the 24-year-old Washington Wizards forward something of an anomaly in today's NBA. Almost al...

By: Brandon Hall

Majok Deng Grew Up in Worn-Torn South Sudan. Now He's Preparing to Play Division-1 Basketball.

We arrived at a suburban Phoenix high school on a steamy summer morning in Arizona to begin our video shoot with Majok Deng (pronounced Ma-Juke), one ...

By: Andy Haley

Former Teammates, Coaches Recall Sean Taylor's Legendary Work Ethic

Sean Taylor was one of the most electrifying defensive players in NFL history. Before his tragic death in November of 2007, Taylor had established ...

By: Brandon Hall

Nike Documentary Takes Us Inside Kevin Durant's Workouts, Preparation and Life in the NBA

On July 4th, 2016 Kevin Durant shocked the basketball world by joining the Golden State Warriors, who were coming off a historic 73-9 regular season a...

By: Kyle Scadlock

After a Devastating Injury, Xavier PG Edmond Sumner is Ready to Prove Himself in The NBA

When Xavier made their run to the Elite Eight during March Madness, they did so without one of their best players. Edmond Sumner—a redshirt sophomo...

By: Brandon Hall

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How Majok Deng Escaped Sudan to Become a Top Basketball Prospect in the U.S.

The South Sudan native escaped the worn-torn country and has become one of the top basketball prospects in the United States.

How Megan Walker Earned The Right To Become UConn Basketball's Next Star

Megan Walker was named the top women's basketball recruit in her class when she was just a sophomore. Her determination to keep that ranking only made her work harder.

Alec Peters Could Become The NBA's Next Surprise Star

Isaiah Thomas and Draymond Green are just two examples of second-round picks who went on to become NBA stars. Could Phoenix Suns rookie Alec Peters be next in line?

How Zach Collins Became The Perfect Modern NBA Center

NBA scouts watched Collins play just one season at Gonzaga before deeming him worthy of a lottery pick. Now, the Portland Trailblazers rookie is ready to unleash his rare blend of size and skill.

NFL TE Will Tye Is Determined to be the Best Every Day

New York Giants tight end Will Tye makes every opportunity count off the field so he can help his teammates succeed on gameday.