Tom Goldman, NPR
Grayson Boucher, 20, earned his nickname, "The Professor," because he schools people on the basketball court.
For several years, the basketball apparel company AND 1 has marketed the phenomenon of street ball through its highlight tapes of no-look passes and thundering dunks set to hip-hop. They feature AND 1's stable of players, guys with nicknames like Hot Sauce and Main Event.
Then, there's The Professor — a slick, ball-handling guard who's somewhat of a pioneer in AND 1's urban world of street ball: He's their first white player.