Denver Nuggets assistant Melvin Hunt was a member of the Houston Rockets coaching staff when he heard the story of a high school player considering making the jump to the NBA.
Projected as a first-round draft pick, Ndudi Ebi had great talent, but Hunt knew it would be difficult for anyone to bypass a college scholarship for the bright lights of the pros.
There won’t be many secrets when the Denver Nuggets face the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.
It will be the third regular-season meeting between the two teams in less than three weeks. They also played once during the preseason.