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Saturday / August 18.
  • Stith Returns to Carolina for Duke Game

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    NEW YORK — One day in the summer after Malik Stith’s eighth grade year, he walked to the corner store near his home in Hempstead, N.Y., to get some potato chips.
     
    “Some guys were driving by in a car and they shot at him,” recalled Stith’s mother, Tanya Person.
    They shot Stith with a BB gun. When he returned home he was rubbing his chest to alleviate the pain.
    “It could’ve been a gun,” Person said. “That was it right there. That was sort of a defining moment for me.”
    Six weeks later, Person uprooted herself and her two children, Malik and Kayla, and moved to Charlotte, N.C., to seek a safer and more stable life.
     (Photo courtesy St. John’s Athletics)

     

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.