Sport: Shorty

In Quitman County, Miss., where the rich black earth grows tall corn and bumper crops, there lives a Brobdingnagian boy. He stands 7 ft. 7 in his socks, sleeps in a 9-ft. bed, and picks as much as 300 pounds of cotton a day. When he isn't farming, 19-year-old Max Edward Palmer, wearing a little toothbrush mustache, is a freshman at Walnut Consolidated High and plays forward on the basketball team. Last week, he scored all of Walnut's 24 points in the first half, against bewildered Friars Point High. Earlier in the week, he...

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