Spring 2021 Magazine

NEW PODCAST: William Gates - Former College Basketball Player, Star of 'Hoop Dreams'

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William Gates is a former college basketball player who was featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary “Hoop Dreams” back in October 1994.

Gates was a member of St. Joseph High School in Chicago, where he played on the varsity team all four years under legendary coach Gene Pingatore. After being highly recruited by many of the top colleges in the country, Gates chose to play for Marquette and appeared in 80 games during his career with the Golden Eagles.

A few years later, Gates entered Moody Bible Institute and began training to become a pastor. Today, he runs a Hoop Dreams clothing line.

On today’s podcast, Gates shares about his experience being in “Hoop Dreams,” what it was like to have your high-school career documented on camera, the loss of his brother, playing basketball against Michael Jordan, his journey to Moody Bible Institute, and living as a follower of Christ.

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