Cleveland Cavaliers forward Dean Wade shoots the ball. (Photo by David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)
St. John, Kansas is about a thousand miles from Cleveland. It is, as you might imagine, a very small town, with a population just over 1,300 people, located pretty match smack dab in the middle of Kansas. Basketball means everything to many Kansas communities across the high plains, so when a local small-town kid makes it to the NBA it means a lot.