At one time, not that long ago, Chane Behanan was a five-star prospect with a world of potential. Then he made the one mistake all five-star basketball prospects should avoid: he signed with Louisville and watched his NBA dreams fade away.
The latest chapter in the Behanan sob story occurred over the weekend when he played in the “Dust Bowl,” an amateur street ball tournament in Madisonville, my hometown. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. (I’m talking about Madisonville. You’re better than that.)
Behanan, who was hoping to find a spot on an NBA roster this summer, entered the tournament as a main attraction, one would think. But then he lost to a team of high schoolers, including Hoop Dreams’ Eli Wright, Aric Holman and Ben Moss Jr. Behanan’s group wasn’t even around on championship day of, again, a street ball tournament in Madisonville, Kentucky. This is a guy who was starting in the national championship game 16 months ago.
While Behanan was handed an early exit by the kiddos, Jon Hood and several former Maroons went on to win the Dust Bowl crown. Hood and Team Elite rolled through the tourney to defend home court in Hopkins County.