The Miracle of St. Anthony’s
BBC World Service
St Anthony’s is a small Catholic high school located in the middle of a very rough Jersey City neighborhood. But since former probation officer Bob Hurley took over the basketball team in 1972, incredibly, the school has fielded one of the greatest school basketball teams in the US. They were national champions on four occasions and supplied no fewer than seven NBA professionals.
We account for and re-live their extraordinary sporting triumphs against the background of the newly-announced, sad closure of the school….
Producer: Ned Carter Miles