If you haven't heard of Dorial Green-Beckham yet, you will soon. He's a soon to be junior and is 6-foot-6, 220-pounds. Stephen Spiewak wrote an awesome article about his struggles with an alcoholic mother, and what kind of athlete he is. It's really worth a read.
Some quotes that stuck out to me:
His basketball coach about Dorial's role on the basketball team:
"There were times where he'd bring the ball down, pass and post up, and we'd throw him the ball down in the post," Schaefer said. "I know that sounds pretty crazy, but that did happen a couple different games."
Dorial's mother had a drug and alcohol problem, and they bounced around as kids:
At one point, they stayed in the basement of a relative, who locked the door to deny them access to other parts of the house. The children would sneak in and out of a window to get food.
Take a look at the article, it's a pretty amazing story.