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    PISCATAWAY, N.J. — From his home in Pristina, Kosovo, Muhamed Hasani spent months assembling a video package that he used to promote his basketball skills.
     
    Hasani, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound shooting guard, videotaped some of his own games and collected various discs of others. He then broke them all down on a computer in his house and put together a DVD mix showcasing his highlights.
    Then he e-mailed the coaching staffs of more than 300 Division schools with a link to highlights of himself he had put up on YouTube.
    If they responded with interest, Hasani would send them one of his DVDs via FedEx or DHL.
    “It was my idea,” Hasani said recently. “I would e-mail the whole coaching staff — head coach, associate head coach, assistants.”
     

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.