This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Nov. 9 Being Out Issue. Subscribe today! For years, Bournemouth has traveled to big clubs like Liverpool for cup games, as it will Wednesday in the League Cup Round of 16. But this year, it's the squad's second trip to Anfield -- the first was its second-ever Premier League game, in August.
Where is everyone? Raphael Chillious can't believe his luck. He has arrived this Thursday afternoon at a high school tournament in Nederland, Texas, near the Louisiana border-out of the way, sure, but hardly out of the ordinary for a college basketball recruiter-to watch a player who has been rated by some services as the best ninth-grader in America.