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In society today High School sports are a major business especially High School Basketball Major Corporations are making a large profit on high school athletes selling shoes Nike Adidas etc making films He Got Game Hoop Dreams etc and books Sole Influence By Dan Wetzel Raw Recruits etc High school basketball is such a large business everyone is trying to get their peaice of the pie Who says there is anything wrong with brain-washing kids to believe that basketball is going to take care of them for the rest of their lives without any education past high school These basketball prodigiess have everything they need in High School and Jr High School because of what they can do on a basketball court and not what kind of person or what kind of student they are If one of these youth basketball stars suffers an injury that would no longer allow them to play basketball they would be left in the cold with nothing but stories of what could have been if they had not gotten hurt In the two movies that I Reference in my paper are He Got Game and Hoop Dreams which are about the lives of high school basketball stars that are at the head of the class when it comes to basketball In the film He Got Game featuring Ray Allen and Denzel Washington the high school basketball star Jesus Shuttleworth Allen who is the top ranked high school basketball player in the nation Everyone around him wants to know if hes going to college or if he going to play professional basketball and skip college Hoop Dreams focuses on two inner city youths from the Cabrini Green housing projects on Chicagos west side Both of these young men are recruited to play at a highly acclaimed high for its academics and well-coached basketball as well One of them stays to become a star player the other one is forced
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