Outhustling his demons

With much at stake, C's draft pick Marcus Smart says bad-boy days are behind him

Updated: July 11, 2014, 8:35 AM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM -- All these years later, he still seethes at the indignity of it all: the color-coded shirts (white for newbies, black for kids slogging through their penance, orange for kids hoping to get sprung), the beatings with a paddle for transgressions as mundane as a sidelong glance, the way, when he got out, his neighbors looked right through him as if he didn't exist.

"Yo, whatʼs up?" 11-year-old Marcus Smart said hopefully when he returned from the Alternative Education Program ...

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