Gamble offers encouragement before beginning pro career

Jul. 31, 2013 @ 06:44 PM

Former Southern High School center Julian Gamble, who played basketball for the University of Miami, departed for France on Wednesday to begin his professional basketball career.
Gamble recently was at Brogden Middle School encouraging students to resist peer pressure the way he did while growing up in public housing in Durham. He was at Brogden as an ambassador representing the S.J.G. Greater NC Pro-Am, a summer basketball league at Durham School of the Arts.
Youngsters at the Lakewood YMCA also have benefitted from Gamble’s comments.
Pro-am co-founder Donyell Bryant said that Gamble represents the sort of guys the league sends out to promote what’s good.
— JOHN McCANN