It was the last day of the Mick Cronin Basketball Camp this summer at the University of Cincinnati and the young campers were finally allowed to get autographs from the returning college players.The youngsters excitedly waited on line for players like Deonta Vaughn and Yancy Gates to sign T-shirts and pieces of paper.
Off on the side of the gym, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound Cincinnati freshman fired up jump shots in obscurity, nobody bothering him, no one asking for his autograph.
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