In his mind’s eye, Jaylen Adams can still see the first time he saw his younger brother, Brendan, play basketball for real.
“I remember sitting in the gym.” Jaylen said. “He was playing at Dunbar High School, he was maybe 8 or 9 years old and I just remember coming in and seeing him for one of the first times in the Baltimore AAU circuit. He went off for like 30 points, and from then on we were like, ‘This kid’s special.’ I just saw him put up 30 as an 8-year-old going straight right.”
It’s impossible, though, for Jaylen to tell that story without getting into the most recent time he saw his brother play — last summer.
“I haven’t been able to see him much since I’ve been...