Bill Russell Received Just One Scholarship Offer in High School

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Sports Illustrated

By Joseph Salvador He attended San Francisco where he had one of the best freshman years in the school’s history. View the original article to see embedded media. The sports world collectively mourned Bill Russell’s death at the age of 88 on Sunday, sharing great stories about the NBA legend in the process. One of which stretched back to his high school days where he was viewed as more of a project than a top-tier talent. John Gasaway shared a blurb from his 2021 book Miracles on the Hardwood: The Hope-and-a-Prayer Story of a Winning Tradition in Catholic College Basketball, where it’s shared …

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