Tommy McBrayer (Don’t Shoot Guns, Shoot Hoops)

Tommy McBrayer is the founder of Don’t Shoot Guns, Shoot Hoops, a nonprofit that strives to create a safe environment for kids and young adults, the hope being that their efforts will inspire the youth to pick up a basketball instead of a gun. Born in South Minneapolis, McBrayer grew up at the intersection of... Continue Reading →

DeShun Patterson – From JUCO to the Harlem Globetrotters

DeShun Patterson has always risen to new heights, both literally and figuratively.  As a hooper who was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Patterson has spent the early part of his life wowing packed gymnasiums with gravity-defying dunks that have made even the most casual basketball fans yearn for a rewind button.  These days, Patterson... Continue Reading →

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