Growing up in Tunica, Miss., a small town approximately an hour from Memphis, sports was not Nakobe Dean’s main focus. His academics were far more important to him at that time than any sport could ever be. With his parents, Neketta and Byron Dean, involved heavily in his academics, he had to be on top of his game in the classroom.
Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith