Rashad McCants Former NBA Lottery Pick Helps At Risk ‘Misunderstood’ Youth Through His Foundation Generation One

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Rashad McCants Former NBA Lottery Pick Helps At Risk ‘Misunderstood’ Youth Through His Foundation Generation One

Staying in school and getting good grades is not being square it's preparing you for a promising future of success

Rashad McCants gives a strong message of hope to at risk youth in Pasadena High School where the teens are heavily pressured to join gangs, do drugs and eventually drop out of school. Rashad testified to the large group of high school kids, that the power of education saves lives by securing a future.

“Staying in school and getting good grades is not being square it’s preparing you for a promising future of success,” states McCants. “I was the 14th lottery pick in the NBA draft and I’m still a free agent right now. If I didn’t have my education to create other businesses to survive, I’d be done. There’s three things that I love, my family, helping kids and playing basketball,” he continued.

Rashad McCants and Generation One’s mission is to empower change into the lives of our youth. Spread the love and push kids that have been misled and misunderstood. Their purpose is to provide mentors and role models in communities, schools and neighborhoods to families missing that fatherly or motherly love whether they are in foster care, living with relatives or in a single-parent home. Their organization emphasizes on expanding the teens’ vision so that they can realize their potential to create a brighter future for themselves.

These days McCants spends most of his time in the gym working on his jumpshot or visiting schools to speak and encourage at risk youth. He is still weighing his options to go overseas or to report to the Legends.

ESPN Chris Palmer wrote: “With all his talent, why can’t Rashad McCants get a job in the NBA?” McCants has never been arrested, never got into any trouble and is rated one of the best shooting guards available.

For more information, go to http://www.Generation1Foundation.org.

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