Putting team first

Notre Dame's Peoples embraces sixth man role with savvy and energy

Updated: January 22, 2010, 3:21 PM ET
By Wes Morgan | Special to ESPNChicago.com

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Unlike Arthur Agee, Jonathan Peoples wasn't forced to dodge the ever-present dangers of Chicago's Cabrini-Green housing projects. Different than William Gates, Peoples struggled little in the classroom.

There were no long commutes from the inner city to St. Joseph High School in Westchester to endure for Peoples, who grew up just a few miles away in the western suburb of Bellwood.

But similar to Gates and Agee, whose professional basketball aspirations while ...

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