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November 21, 2005
SI's Survey of America's Basketball Boomtowns
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November 21, 2005

Hoops Hotbeds

SI's Survey of America's Basketball Boomtowns

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LAWRENCE ROBERTS (Miss. State) ?

NDUDI EBI ?

GERALD GREEN ?

TALENT POOL

18*

PIPELINES

T.J. Ford blazed the trail from Houston to Austin; he was later followed by Daniel Gibson. Arizona assistant Josh Pastner's ties to the area (the Houston native's dad, Hal, runs a top area AAU program) have paid dividends for the Wildcats.

When we play in Houston, it's grimy. It's hard-core. Once you step out on the court at Fond´┐Ż [rec center], you've gotta be ready to bring it--or you're going to get put off to the side, and nobody's gonna let you play anymore.

-- DANIEL GIBSON

DETROIT

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