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SEVEN UNLIKELY PLACES TO FIND EXCITING PLAYERS
Oxford, Ohio. The Miami University located here has no palm trees ?and nearby beaches, but it could become a popular destination, what with all the NBA scouts going there to ogle 6'6" forward Ron Harper.
•Des Moines. Opposing fans call Drake's 6'7" forward Melvin Mathis the Beast, admiringly.
•Richmond, Ky. Louisville's Milt Wagner wasn't the only Bluegrass bomber slowed by injury last year; Eastern Kentucky's Antonio Parris, healthy again, may be Wagner's equal.
•Amherst, Mass. Carl Smith is only a junior, but he has already won or tied seven games for the Massachusetts Minutemen with buzzer beaters.
•South Orange, N.J. Seton Hall's Andre McCloud is the inlaid diamond on the Big East doormat.
•Terre Haute, Ind. From Indiana State, the school that brought you Larry Bird and little else, here's 6'5" forward John Sherman (Paint) Williams. The punny nickname may be the only imperfect thing about him.
•Milan, Italy. Simac Pallacanestro's Cedric Henderson, a Georgia frosh last season, isn't exactly matriculating. And when you get there, he may not even be with Simac, for the defending Italian champs have already cut him once. But Ced can still play.
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