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Pat Connaughton's breakout performance at the 2010 AAU Nationals was an incredible story. The small forward from Saint John's Prep in [sic Danvers], Mass., went from a low-major prospect to a high-major priority in a matter of days. While his rise up recruiting boards was a shock to those who hadn't heard his name, it was even more surprising to people like myself, who had watched him for years and saw no warning signs of such an explosion. Ultimately, his story should be an example for young players about the importance of hard work (his daily eight-hour training sessions are the stuff of legend) and believing in yourself.