Growing up in Senegal, Aboubacar Casse had hopes that basketball would one day lead him to a brighter future. His natural talent landed him in SEED Academy, a boarding-school environment that provides academic support, team-based basketball training, English language classes, and leadership development curriculum for Senegalese boys and girls. With the help and guidance of SEED, Casse was able to hone his basketball and academic skills enough to earn placement at St Andrews High School in Rhode Island. He has since moved on to further his education at Franklin Pierce University where he’s currently studying International Business and Marketing. Casse plans to one day return to his native Senegal where he hopes to inspire and influence the next generation of youth.
To learn more about SEED, visit seedproject.org
Big thank you to the team that helped put this together, and special thanks to Noah Levine and Aboubacar Casse for allowing us to tell this story.
Director: Charlie Mysak
Cinematographer: Garrett Hardy Davis
Editor: Chris Shimojima
Sound Design: Chris Davis
AC: Alonso Homs
Movi: Nick Rubino-Bradway
Gaffer: Nick Ellison
Colorist: Kath Raisch at Company 3