Harlem Ambassadors come to Jefferson City to inspire youth

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The ambassadors were in Jefferson City Monday, but a different kind than you think.

The Harlem Ambassadors, part of Capital City Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), came to town to talk some hoops and higher education.

They visited several area elementary schools during the day, to talk to kids there about reaching their dreams by doing two things: staying away from drugs, and going to college.

Lade Majic is a hall of fame basketball player who holds a masters degree from Mizzou.

"A lot of people tell you that school's not that important, it's just a piece of paper, I'm here to tell you that without my education I would be nowhere today,â?? said Lade Majic. â??My talents took me to school, that's how I was able to earn a scholarship to Mizzou, but then the degree opened up a lot of doors for me."

The ambassadors played an exhibition game Monday night at Blair Oaks High School against a local "all-star" team, which included KRCG-13's Rod Smith.