TWO stars from “Last Chance U” later played professional basketball – in South America.
Both Joe Hampton and DeShaun Highler starred in the first season of the Netflix show.
And the East Los Angeles College stars both relocated to Colombia to play pro basketball.
Highler, 24, left ELAC after the 2020 season and played for Sacramento State for two years.
Just a few months ago he moved to Colombia to play for Cimarrones Del Choco.
The 24-year-old hasn’t appeared to be enjoying his time in Sacramento state but is happier in Colombia.
He tweeted in October, “The time will come for me to speak the truth about the state of Sacramento.
“But for now I’ll just let you guys keep thinking that I forgot how to play basketball and how to shoot for two years.”
Highler is still dating his girlfriend from the show Keira Lusk.
They recently celebrated four years together and Highler credits her with helping him through some tragic moments.
The 24-year-old lost his father when he was a child and saw his mother die when he was in high school.
Highler recently had a reunion with another ELAC Huskies graduate.
He played in a Colombian professional game against Hampton in October.
The couple swapped shirts and posed for photos after meeting.
Hampton has played for Piratas De Bogota since late September.
The forward had a stint at Long Beach State after leaving the ELAC program.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6907640/deshaun-highler-joe-hampton-netflix-last-chance-u-basketball/ Last Chance U basketball stars DeShaun Highler and Joe Hampton both moved to Colombia to turn pro