This isn’t about the Men’s Tournament, it’s about two friends, both from the same high school as me, who are both playing basketball this week. Like many others, I’m going to watch a lot of basketball over the next week, but it’s good to remember there are other things going on in the world as well.
“As Marin Catholic High co-captains, Smith and Payne led the Wildcats to the ’02 state CIF championship. Smith, the 6-foot-3 NorCal Player of the Year, went to Duke, and eventually wound up at Stanford. Payne was not contacted by any Division I schools except Air Force and Army. She opted for West Point, where in four years, she mostly sat.”