I was going through some of my older articles and I came across Far From Heaven – ESPN Magazine – March 3, 2003 – Scott Burton – This article tells the story of University of Hawaii’s Carl English and the challenges he losses he faced throughout his life.
I was curious to see if English reached his dream, the NBA, so I searched him.
Although he was not drafted by any NBA franchises, he did have stints with the Pacers and SuperSonics but did not manage to stay in the league. Nevertheless, English was brilliant in the Spanish league (see Toronto Star article).
Again, given the right situation, Carl English may be a household NBA name and according to Ray Allen can definitely play at that level. Still, English has had a magnificent career and is a true warrior in every sense of the word.