If you were a Maryland fan back in the early 1990's, you might remember a back-up forward named John Walsh (1991-93). Now going by J.D., he runs the JD Basketball school in Great Neck, NY and is working to bring basketball to India:J.D. Walsh, a former Maryland basketball player turned coach, went to Pune, India, in June 2007 to hold a camp. He found local charm—the court was blessed with a coconut—and a willing group of 225 participants, including children who had ridden buses for 20 hours to attend. Since then Walsh has run camps in 14 cities for nearly 9,000 Indian kids. He has observed "small, fervent pockets" of interest.The Sports Illustrated story linked above is just the appetizer in the story of J.D. Walsh's drive to use basketball for social good and world peace in India and...

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