It was almost three weeks ago that E'Twaun Moore appeared right in my path. The star of East Chicago Central basketball star in 2007 and Purdue University basketball in 2011 was coming out of the East Chicago Main Library on Columbus Drive.
The first thing that came to mind was to walk up to him and shake his hand. "Good luck," I told him as he entered a small compact vehicle.
The current NBA lock-out has Moore, a Boston Celtic draft pick, going to Italy to play pro basketball until the lockout is resolved. This young man was a good student, humble and wore his trousers correctly -- the epitome of what a young man should be -- and people looked up to him and admired his work ethic.
Playing professional basketball in Italy will only be a speed bump for this young man from East Chicago. And he's from Guthrie Street.
- Ricardo (Streetwise) Moreno, East Chicago