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'Professor' Rules the School of Urban Street Ball

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'Professor' Rules the School of Urban Street Ball

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'Professor' Rules the School of Urban Street Ball

'Professor' Rules the School of Urban Street Ball

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Grayson Boucher, 20, earned his nickname, "The Professor," because he schools people on the basketball court. Tom Goldman, NPR hide caption

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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.

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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.

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