From drugs and prison to basketball ministry

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 03, 2024 7:02 PM CT | Published: March 03, 2024 4:00 AM CT

Daryl Braden has been around the block, from Memphis high school basketball to following Larry Finch and Gene Bartow to UAB in the 1970s. After struggles with cocaine and crime, he’s back in Birmingham preaching against the pitfalls that sucked him in.


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Tim Buckley

Tim Buckley

Tim is a veteran sportswriter who graduated from CBHS in Memphis and the University of Missouri. He previously covered LSU sports in Baton Rouge, and the University of Louisiana football and basketball for The Daily Advertiser/USA TODAY Network in Lafayette, the NBA’s Utah Jazz for the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning for the St. Petersburg Times in Florida, and West Texas State basketball for the Amarillo Globe News in Texas.


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