'THE PROFESSOR' GOES TO PRISON WITH PRISON FELLOWSHIP®
Grayson Boucher, better known as The Professor, is a streetball legend of And1 Mixtape Tour and YouTube fame who has long wowed fans with his skills. He has played ball in at least 40 countries and entertains more than 2 million online followers regularly. But he had never been to a prison—until recently.
The Professor teamed up with Prison Fellowship behind bars in Nebraska and played basketball for a day. Many men lined up to join him on the prison yard, and even more stood courtside, in awe of the moves that have made the streetballer famous.
LIVE BY FAITH
Basketball tricks and tasteful trash-talk are The Professor's signature moves. But his real purpose was to encourage, motivate, and swap life stories with the guys off the court. He spent time getting to know the men in the gym, in their cells, and in the chow hall (yes, he ate the food).
Throughout the day, he shared about his own faith journey and met participants of the Prison Fellowship Academy®, a program that takes people in prison through a complete life-transformation process. The Professor came away with a new perspective on the prison system and the people living inside its walls.
"I live in California; it's sunny every day, and a lot of things are a blessing," The Professor said. "But faith would be different if I made some bad choices and ended up in here, right? That would be suffocating. But to have peace of God here [in prison] is different than having peace of God at the beach. You know what I mean? So, it's inspiring for me."
'When you get someone coming from [another state]
who doesn't even know you, it inspires you.'
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'THE PROFESSOR' GOES TO PRISON (FULL VERSION)
The Professor visits a Nebraska correctional facility with Prison Fellowship.
'THE PROFESSOR' LOSES 1v1 AGAINST PRISONER
The Professor goes up against one of the prisoners in a one-on-one game of basketball.
IN THE NEWS
'THE PROFESSOR' #GOESTOPRISON IN THE NEWS
- Lincoln Prisoners Take On 'The Professor' (KLKN-TV, 10/4/2018)
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