Found January 29, 2013 on Project Spurs:
Success stories come in every shape and size in the NBA, but they don’t always come often. While some kids have dreams of becoming the next LeBron, Kevin or Kobe while hitting the asphalt throughout childhood, the challenge of making it to the world’s largest basketball stage can be quite daunting and humbling. For some, getting a chance to make a living by playing the sport they love professionally, even overseas or in the D-League could prove to be the peak, while another handful will get a chance at 10-day contracts. One thing was clear when Duke alumnus Lance Thomas was drafted by the Austin Toros prior to the 2010-11 season, his days in the D-League were numbered. Never mind the fact that he was co-captain of a national championship-winning Duke team, Thomas’ talent was obvious immediately. After covering the Toros closely over two seasons, I was often surprised when Thomas was not called up to NBA teams. Knowing the talent they had in their backyard, the ...
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