Robert Stewart rests a basketball on his lap and his forearms on his knees. Size 10½ Starbury Ones peek from beneath his jeans. Tidy rows of braids line his bowed head. Stewart pulls himself to the edge of the sunken sofa and lifts his soft brown eyes. Seven fidgeting junior high and high school students — members of the youth group of Barry Christian Church in Kansas City — wait to hear from their new youth pastor, a former MU Tiger basketball player.
Praying for a shot
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