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Johnson City, TNNCAA sports have been on hold since the COVID-19 pandemic began sweeping the globe. Athletes and sports fans across the country have been anticipating the return of NCAA basketball, as the season was quickly halted just before the March Madness tournament. Joseph Harless of Johnson City recently discussed the return of NCAA basketball and the steps officials are expected to take in the coming days, weeks, and months.

Originally published at https://www.wfmj.com.


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Johnson City, TN — ( NewMediaWire ) — July 29, 2020 — Throughout many communities around the United States, there are at-risk youth. Essentially, it means they are at risk of not successfully transitioning into adulthood. They may not achieve economic self-sufficiency. They may drop out of school or they may find themselves in trouble with the law. Either way, Joseph Harless, a basketball student, and youth minister in the making, recommends exploring basketball.

When students get involved in a sport, like basketball, they experience a team setting. Joseph Harless of Johnson City reminisces that some of his best friendships were made on the courts. …


Joseph Harless Johnson City
Joseph Harless Johnson City

At-Risk Youth Need a Support System, and Joseph Harless Recommends Basketball as an Outlet

Throughout many communities around the United States, there are at-risk youth. Essentially, it means they are at risk of not successfully transitioning into adulthood. They may not achieve economic self-sufficiency. They may drop out of school or they may find themselves in trouble with the law. Either way, Joseph Harless , a basketball student, and youth minister in the making, recommends exploring basketball.

When students get involved in a sport, like basketball, they experience a team setting. Joseph Harless of Johnson City reminisces that some of his best friendships were made on the courts. …

Joseph Harless sees how important an education is, and wants to pursue a degree involving his love of basketball and fitness, perhaps as a personal trainer.

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