Middle School Basketball Teams Build Bridges

In a time when there’s much discussion about building walls, two middle school basketball teams showed us how to build bridges.

On the heels of a disappointing defeat of Gateway Middle’s girls’ basketball team, the Gateway boys and the players from The Nahed Chapman New American Academy took the court to warm up. While the Gateway players executed complicated drills and practiced free throws, five boys dressed in green soccer jerseys warmed up for their school’s first ever basketball game.

The New American players stood directly underneath the basket and practiced passing and taking shots, many of which did not even hit the rim.

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