Denico Autry routinely broke into the athletic facility at East Mississippi Community College, scaling a 14-foot wall and disabling the security camera.
You might recall the school’s name from the popular Netflix series “Last Chance U,” featuring a junior college football powerhouse in Scooba, Mississippi where players flock for a “last chance” to earn a Division I scholarship.
Autry enrolled right out of small Albemarle High School, located an hour northeast of Charlotte, North Carolina. East Mississippi is surrounded by nothing. Autry and friends just wanted a respite from the boredom.
“Denico and all his buddies would break into our building so that they could shoot basketball,” said Buddy Stephens, head coach at EMCC and star of the Netflix show.