At the end of the long driveway leading to Jerry Sloan’s home outside the small town of McLeansboro, Ill., is a lone basketball hoop, but don’t expect to find this former University of Evansville and Chicago Bulls star shooting around outside when the sun sets and summer temperatures mellow. He’s likely enjoying the evening on his back porch, listening to the hum of insects, gazing over the rolling green Southern Illinois hills, and watching the deer and turkeys come out at dusk. His only distraction?
August / September 2008
It’s common for a kid to set up a neighborhood lemonade stand to earn some pocket change, but 15-year-old Roy Whetstine had much bigger aspirations before he even reached puberty.