David Benoit is the president of R.A.C.E. International, a Protestant ministry which offers scholarships to star Christian athletes from all over the world to move to the U.S. and learn about the Lord while slam dunking for private Christian schools.
But Benoits scouting mission has a higher power.
He explains, Recruiting has a bad connotation. Im rescuing. These kids have nothing, and they look at you like youre a life preserver.
And while Benoits team searches for the next Michael Jordan in countries like Nigeria, Jamaica, and Macedonia, Benoit has some high profile hopes of his own.
He says, These kids one day may sign 80 or 90 million dollar contracts, like in the NBA or something.
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