The Challenge of Men's Hoops Star Devonta Pollard

Nov. 4, 2014

University of Houston junior forward Devonta Pollard has overcome many challenges in his young life. In the Oct. 30 issue of ESPN The Magazine, senior writer Mina Kimes sat down to talk with Pollard about his journey to Houston.

THE WORST DAY of his life was Nov. 21, 2013. That morning, Devonta Pollard walked into a courthouse in Jackson, Mississippi. The 19-year-old, once a top basketball recruit who seemed destined for the NBA, had barely slept the night before. His lawyer told him to dress up, so he wore a dark suit, a recent gift from one of his aunts. After his name was called, Devonta sat behind the witness stand and looked down at the prosecutor, steeling his face so he wouldn't cry...

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