The McRae All-Stars

A series of interviews about The McRae All-Stars; the  first AAU basketball team in the state of Minnesota.  This revolutionary team traveled the country in the early to mid 1980′s and stood out as one of the best youth basketball teams in America.

 

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First in a series of interviews about the first black AAU basketball team in the state of Minnesota. The McRae All-Stars traveled the country in the early to mid 1980′s and stood out as one of the best youth basketball teams in the country.  Carolyn Reuben (mother of 1988 Minnesota Mr. Basketball Derek Reuben), sits down with Independent Journalist Ralph L. Crowder III, at the beginning of this ground breaking youth basketball program.

 

Second in a series of interviews about the first black AAU basketball team in the state of Minnesota. Derek Reuben (1988 Minnesota Mr. Basketball), sits down with Independent Journalist Ralph L. Crowder III, and talks about the legacy and importance of this ground breaking Twin Cities youth basketball program.

 

Third in a series of interviews about the first AAU basketball team in the state of Minnesota.  Former University of Minnesota Gopher Charles Sims sits down with Independent Journalist Ralph L. Crowder III, to speak about his coaching role with McRae and their ground breaking youth basketball program.

 

Fourth in a series of interviews about the first AAU basketball team in the state of Minnesota.  Juriad Hughes sits down with Independent Journalist Ralph L. Crowder III, and talks about his hoop history in the city of Saint Paul, who really won Mr. Basketball in the year of 1989 and his travels with the McRae All-Stars ground breaking youth basketball program.