Author Archives: Carolyn Hastings

Walt Wesley Steps Out of the Phog

Walt Wesley, the man who set the infamous 1966 Jo Jo White pick which made the movie Glory Road possible, quietly shepherds at-risk youth through tough times. Wesley, a Police Athletic League (PAL) executive in Fort Myers, Florida, offers a

Mr. In-Between

As a first name. “Devin” is unusual, although not rare. Kind of in-between. “Brown” is cliché-common; put it after Devin, though, and it no longer sounds so ordinary. Rather in-between. Undrafted out of the University of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA) in

Playing Footsie

The year is 1974, the first season in Cavs franchise history without Bill Fitch as head coach. Stan Albeck heads the team; Cleveland selects Clarence “Foots” Walker as the 38th overall pick in the 3rd round of the NBA draft.

Joe Smith is the Revolution

Joe Smith’s NBA career began with a sob. During an April 1995 press conference at his alma mater, Maury High School, Norfolk, Virginia, Joe announced he was leaving the University of Maryland Terrapins at the end of the semester to