Shenton Wai: Australia's off-court basketball journeyman

Wai's path to the NBA has been a long and winding one. How did a boy from Ashwood, Victoria end up scouting the best basketballers in the world?

“I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it, yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.”

That quote is from Jacob Riis, a Danish-born journalist and social activist in the US during the late 18…

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