They called him Gentle Ben.
Basketball coaches are taking an optimistic but wait-and-see approach to their summers.
Some growth spurts helped Walter Hamilton decide basketball was his game.
Photo by Barry BurlesonDarian Houston (seated, right) is joined by his parents, Brooks (standing, center) and Tiffany Houston (seated)during a signing ceremony last week at Marshall Academy. Also standing are head coach Bruce Branch (left)and assistant coach and high school principal Jason Taylor (right).
A dream since he was playing baseball as a small child came to fruition last week for Darian Houston.
This was January, 1990, and John Fourcade was the crown prince of New Orleans. Rex, King of Carnival, had nothing on him.