Heart over height: Johnny Ortiz’s journey from underdog to basketball sensation

The lucky ones are born to win.

Thanks to their genes, they are bigger, stronger, faster. They possess all the natural gifts needed to become top athletes. For everyone else? It comes down to hustle. You have to outwork, outrun, and outsmart. Every single day.

Johnny Ortiz, perhaps Boston’s most unlikely basketball star, figured that out a long time ago. And he’s never looked back.