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Andrew Innerarity / Reuters

Andrew Innerarity / Reuters

The media often shines light on youth when it comes to criminal acts or ridiculous fight videos. It’s not often we cast that same light on a  teen who’s doing something positive.

Grace Bush, the 16-year-old from Hollywood, Florida made headlines for graduating high school and college at the same time.

Bush spoke with TODAY with her parents. They discussed how proud they were of Grace and their other children.

“We have children that are normal,” said mom Gisla Bush. “They’re not Einsteins. We helped set them on this path, but they’re the ones who worked hard — and they feel so proud of that.”

Grace says the one thing that helped her on her journey was simply hard work.
“I think anyone my age can do what I did,” she said. “It’s not hard — it’s just hard work.”

Grace graduated with her High School Diploma and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in Spanish. Her older sisters Gisla Bush, 19, Gabrielle Bush, 17, are all headed to graduate school for their Master’s. The family says they haven’t spent any money on tuition.

Watch her interview below

Source: TODAY


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Production companies are breaking their necks to see who can land the rights to film Lebron James’ high school life.

According to Variety, Universal Pictures is nearing a deal to acquiring the rights to an untitled feature project revolving around NBA superstar LeBron James’ high school career. An aggressive bidding war has seen several studios vying for the film.

“Dallas Buyers Club” producer Rachel Winter and husband Terence will produce along with James and his manager Maverick Carter. The project is based on a pitch by Frank E. Flowers.

After the film stalled in development, Rachel Winter approached James and Carter two years ago to put some life into the project and helped bring on Flowers in January to put the gears further in motion on getting this film to a studio.

The story was covered in the 2008 documentary “More Than a Game,” which followed James and his four high school teammates through their playing career together and the ups and downs that came with it while James’ fame grew.

James recently made the jump from CAA to WME, and the agency has moved quickly in getting the project out to studios. Universal is a good fit since it is already in the James business — the studio and Imagine Entertainment are developing the basketball comedy “Ballers,” in which James is expected to star alongside Kevin Hart.

Source: SLAM



When Nicki Minaj posts something on Instagram, the world pays attention. Nicki’s die-hard fans love whenever Nicki posts anything personal. Today she took them back into her Performing Arts High School days.

Nicki flicked it up with some of her high school friends recently. The picture features a natural looking Nick and her old friends looking like nothing ever changed.

Check out some of the pictures below.



Source: Instagram


Stanley Johnson,

Stanley Johnson,

Basketball website, do more than create dope highlight reels of your favorite high school and college players. They’ve branched out in other arenas and are going head to head with McDonalds, Jordan Brand and all the other high school all-star games.

Todya, Ballislife announced the roster their 2014 Ballislife All-American High School Game.

Many of the top players in the country will be taking place in the game.

The 2014 roster includes some the best talent in the nation headlined by Stanley Johnson (S/ Arizona) who just won an unprecedented 4 California state championships, Milwaukee’s Kevon Looney who will be heading west to play at UCLA, Chicago standouts Cliff Alexander (S/ Kansas) and Tyler Ulis (S/ Kentucky), future UNLV Rebel Goodluck Okonohboh, future Georgetown Hoyas’ Isaac Copeland and Paul White. Keita Bates-Diop (Ohio State), Chris McCollough (Syracuse), Shaqquan Aaron (Louisville) and Ahmed Hill (Marquette) will also be taking part in the Ballislife event.

Past participants in the All-American Game include future NBA prospects Nick Johnson (Arizona), Jahii Carson (Arizona St), Jordan Adams (UCLA), Glenn Robinson III (Michigan), Aquille Carr (D-League), Jabari Brown (Missouri) and Zach Lavine (UCLA) who also won last year’s Ballislife Slam Dunk Contest.

The 4th Annual Ballislife All-American Game on May 3rd at Long Beach City College (Hall of Champions Gymnasium).

Check out the full roster here. Watch a highlight reel of all the players participating below


Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

Charles Rex Arbogast/AP


The next crop of NBA all-stars gathered together at the United Center in Chicago for the annual McDonalds All-American Game.

This is the 37th edition of the game that has seen the likes of Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Carmello Anthony and more suit up. This years talent showed gave fans of the college and pro game a glimpse of what we can expect to see over the new few years.

Ballislife compiled a great collection of clips from the game. Check out their mixtape below


The NBA and Mens college basketball have been the talk of the sports world when it comes to hoops, but there’s something great happening on the high school level.

Recently, the two of the top ranked players in their class and two of the best teams went head to head recently. Jahlil Okafor and his Whitney Young team played fellow top ranked senior Cliff Alexander and his Curie HS squad for the Chicago Public School title. The game was everything you thought it would be.

After 4 overtimes, Curie pulled out a win, making Okafor and Whitney Young, back to back losers in the city championship game.

Check out footage from the game courtesy of Ballislife below


High school is already hard enough. You’re growing up, body changing, it’s just a storm of issues that many can’t wait to put behind them after graduation.

Watch one moment that I’m sure this girl would love to put behind her. During a school assembly, a teen boy slaps a teen girl in the face with a dildo. She looked (surprise) shocked, she he un-zipped his pants and tapped her on the check with the plastic penis. She walked off, appalled while he laughed.

Man look, just watch


What do we know about President Barack Obama? We know that the native of Chicago used to be a chain smoker who once and while took a toke of weed. We also know that as the 1st African-American President of the United States of America, he’s brought us universal health care and brought our troops home from an extended war in the middle east.

What else we know is that he is an avid basketball player. Barry loves to hoop! Thank you toBallislife for putting together clips of the President hooping  in high school and for fun as the Prez!

Watch the clip below of him showing off his hoops prowess.


An undefeated high school football team in Louisiana is being investigated by the state’s high school athletic association for an alleged cheating scheme that involved accessing the film and playbook of at least one opponent.

According to a report from the Shreveport Times, Destrehan’s football team, which boasts an 8-0 record and a No. 5 ranking in the state’s Class 5A, obtained the username and password to an online archive belonging to an opposing team, South Lafourche.

Destrehan’s staff then allegedly spent 12 hours on South Lafourche’s site, which can house game film, practice film, schemes and playbooks. South LaFourche lost to Destrehan, 49-24 on Oct. 25.

It’s unclear whether the allegations against Destrehan are limited to just the incident involving South LaFourche.

Kenny Henderson, an executive director with the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA), said it’s an unprecedented situation:

“We’ve never dealt with anything like this before. Were doing an investigation and I can’t tell you more than that because it’s an ongoing investigation and, honestly, I just don’t know what to tell you.”

The LHSAA visited Destehan last Monday and is continuing with its investigation.

Source: Sports Illustrated


A 24-year-old Danvers High School teacher has been found dead, and a 14-year-old boy is facing a murder charge in the case, Essex County prosecutors said this morning.

Colleen Ritzer’s body was found in the woods behind the school, said Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett. Citing state law, Blodgett did not name the suspect.

The suspect had been reported missing Tuesday after he did not return home from school. Ritzer was reported missing at about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday when she did not return home and did not answer her cellphone.

Police searched the school and found blood in a second-floor bathroom. Ritzer’s body was found later behind the school, Blodgett said.

“She was a very, very, respected, loved teacher. … It’s a terrible tragedy for the entire Danvers community,” Blodgett said.

The juvenile was found by Topsfield police at 12:30 a.m. today walking north on the southbound side of Route 1. He is to be arraigned today in juvenile court.

Asked if the juvenile would be charged as an adult, Blodgett said, “We are going to take a hard look at that, obviously.”

He said authorities had no reason to believe there were any other suspects.

Citing state law protecting the records of juvenile offenders, he released few further details of the investigation, declining to comment on whether the suspect knew Ritzer, when the suspect was linked to the teacher’s slaying, and how Ritzer died.

Danvers police issued a tweet at 9:25 p.m. Tuesday, saying they were looking for a 14-year-old named Philip Chism. Chism had recently relocated to Danvers from Tennessee, police said on their Facebook page. The posting said the he had last been seen at the Hollywood Hits theater on Endicott Street around 6:30 p.m.

Police tweeted at 7:16 a.m. today that Chism had been found safe.

Blodgett would not confirm that Chism was the teenager who was the suspect in Ritzer’s slaying.

All classes in Danvers public schools were canceled this morning due to the investigation. The academic wing of the school is blocked off with crime scene tape.

Town officials called parents at about 4:45 a.m. today, saying only that there was a police presence at the school and schools were canceled.

Sitting in a car parked across from the school, two students said they were stunned and terrified to hear what had happened.

“We are all terrified. It’s very scary,” said Caitlin McBride, a junior. “No one will ever look at this school the same way anymore.”

McBride said she received a text this morning, saying the school was closed.

“I didn’t know what to do,” said Kendall Meehan. “It’s all very scary. It’s not something you see around here.”

Both students said they didn’t know the 14-year-old who was reported missing.

Source: Boston