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"Quite frankly, Jamal was the throw-in. When you saw Alex, even as a young guy, great student and...

"Quite frankly, Jamal was the throw-in. When you saw Alex, even as a young guy, great student and great kid — Jamal was a good student and a good kid, too — but Alex seemed to be the limelight guy. He was the one who was the McDonald's All-American, a big, strong physical kid. They wanted to go to school together. The more we saw of Jamal — I remember taking a trip early in his senior year just to reassure him that we really wanted him. We had to reassure him that he was an important part of our recruiting process."

Jim Calhoun, stating the obvious, I guess, back at the Final Four. Not sure if this has made the rounds before, seeing that it's a fairly dated quote. Nor am I totally sure if Calhoun told the truth and tried to back track, or if the first part wasn't as harsh as he meant it. But, well, there it is.

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