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The Rat That Got AwayA Bronx Memoir$
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Allen Jones

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780823231027

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.001.0001

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Hustle and Heart, on and off Court

Hustle and Heart, on and off Court

(p.70) 14 Hustle and Heart, on and off Court
The Rat That Got Away


Mark Naison

Fordham University Press

Allen Jones began his last year at Clark Junior High in an optimistic mood. He was in the band and orchestra, he tried out and made the school basketball team in the beginning of his ninth-grade year. He started to get some serious playing experience. Nate Archibald took them to a citywide basketball tournament in the park right across the street from the Forest Projects on Caldwell Avenue and 163rd Street, where Hilton White ran a legendary basketball program. About this time, the drug trade around the Projects started to change. There was a party almost every weekend in one of the Projects around the neighborhood: in the Melrose Projects on 156th Street off Morris Avenue, the Mitchell Projects, or the Millbrook Projects. It was at one of those parties in the Millbrook Projects that he became involved in yet another incident that could have cost him his life.

Keywords:   Allen Jones, Clark Junior High, basketball, Nate Archibald, basketball tournament, Forest Projects, Hilton White, drug trade, Millbrook Projects

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