This is a wonderful story. See For Northeastern's Adrian Martinez, life full of contrasts:
"Adrian Martinez once played basketball on rundown playground courts in Cuba. At times the backboards were made of rotting wood and bicycle tire rims doubled as basketball rims."Today, he is playing for a Northeastern team that is 7-15 (5-6 in the Colonial Athletic Association). He is also working on a degree in criminal justice and work toward a master's in sports leadership.
What a great story!