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And after high school, on Cape Cod where he was raised, when the wealthy summer people leave and the days get shorter, what were his prospects? Not just for basketball, but for life? “There’s nobody there,” Minnerath, now 27, says. “It’s cold. There’s literally nothing to do — except the wrong thing … and I was doing the wrong thing.” That would be drugs — and lots of them. Cocaine, especially. For two years after high school, Minnerath says, he did coke and bounced around low-wage jobs — construction, driving a cab, ringing up customers at the Cumberland Farms. Those are two crucial years when elite players star in college or head to the NBA. Minnerath lost them.
4 months ago via NPR
He helped lead the Canton Charge to the Eastern Conference finals of the D-League playoffs. He was named to the D-League’s all-league second team. Joel Abelson, who scouts for the New York Knicks, called him a “really interesting player” who’s turned a lot of heads. But those turned heads didn’t get Minnerath to the NBA this season. “It’s definitely frustrating,” he says, to be so close and not get called up. He says he won’t return to the D-League to play for $19,000 again.
4 months ago via NPR