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Basketball player Thabiti Boone chose to focus on raising his daughter, Kim, instead of playing basketball at a top-flight Division-I program. (AP)
Basketball player Thabiti Boone chose to focus on raising his daughter, Kim, instead of playing basketball at a top-flight Division-I program. (AP)

Thabiti Boone was one of the best high school basketball players in New York City. However, after finding out that his girlfriend was pregnant, and later becoming a single parent, he chose family over a chance for Division I basketball glory. Now 47, Boone works with President Barack Obama’s Fathering and Mentoring Initiative and promotes caring and effective parenting. Bill speaks with Boone about his difficult childhood and the tough decisions he had to make.

To learn more read Dan Wetzel's profile of Thabiti Boone for Yahoo! Sports.

This segment aired on April 2, 2011.

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