My first shoot for the Chicago Tribune, where I am interning this summer, was about those high school football stars whose dreams do not always become reality. Its signing day, but those signatures do not guarantee spots and scholarships, if the athlete's academics don't come through. Interestingly, I just finished watching Hoop Dreams, a documentary that follows two Chicago high school basketball stars through the same type of academic and personal struggle to get college athletic scholarships. Its becoming an even more common story with the ever increasing NCAA academic requirements. Darius Moffett was kind enough to let us tell his story.
The story and photos ran front page, A1: