Current and past members of the ETHS basketball program paint were assigned to teams, one team per word. At the forefront are Nojel Eastern (ETHS '17), Chris Hamil (ETHS '17) and Matt Hall (ETHS '18). Photo by Heidi Randhava

Beginning at 7 a.m. this morning, Evanston Township High School basketball players took to the streets. No basketballs – but the goal was to paint “Black Lives Matter” in giant yellow letters across Dodge Avenue in front of the school.