Basketball Saves Lives


They put Permian Basin basketball back on the map.

The UTPB men’s basketball team returns four starters: Daeshon Francis, Sammy Allen, Josh Morris and James McPherson. The league picked the team second-to-last before the Falcons went on to win the regular season Lone Star Conference and Tournament Titles.

All four come from places drastically different than West Texas like Indianapolis, Oakland, Newark and Ann Arbor. All four have different upbringings.

Basketball brought all four to Odessa – and made a different in each players’ lives.

Watch the video above for the story.

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