Tracking three Bridgeport JuCos on their paths out of the city

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From left to right: Corey Baldwin, Jamill Powell, Jerome Parkins (Christian Abraham/Connecticut Post)

From left to right: Corey Baldwin, Jamill Powell, Jerome Parkins (Christian Abraham/Connecticut Post)

Jerome Parkins, Jamill Powell and Corey Baldwin were tops in the city not too long ago. But they all went the route of JuCo because none had the grades for a four-year school.

In Sunday’s Connecticut Post, I track the paths of the former high school stars
, each one facing the typical Bridgeport obstacles of school and the streets.

Some key points from the story:

*Mike Brown, a former college coach who started a foundation to help place Bridgeport players in college, said “I’ve had college coaches tell me that they haven’t been to Bridgeport in years because the kids don’t have the grades.”

*In 2012, the average math/reading SAT score at Harding was 715. At Bassick, it was 668.

*Since 2005-06, 20 Bridgeport players have gone JuCo. One has gone Division I, an “absolutely absurd” statistic, according to Brown.

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