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On Saturday, Mullins' son's birthday took precedent, and he didn't make the trip to Indianapolis as the two former St. Joseph High School stars square off in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.
Mullins did plan on watching.
"Both have carried their teams on their backs all season, and both are NBA players," said Mullins via text. "I am so proud of both. I love them both, glad they are my friends and part of my family. They're special people and special players."
In the past three seasons, McCamey and Turner have met six times with Turner's teams having a 4-2 advantage. Here's a rundown of their previous games:
On Saturday, the two players could be competing for the final time in college -- unless they meet in the NCAA Tournament -- as Turner is probably headed to the NBA after the season. McCamey could follow him there next season.
For now, they are going to enjoy this one last encounter.
"To play us again, he's going to be extremely happy," McCamey said of Turner on Friday. "It's the friendship thing with us. We're like brothers, so it's always fun to get to play against one another."
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Wheaton North senior Taylor Graham never felt obligated to play football, become a quarterback or commit to Ohio State because his father, Kent Graham, once did all those things.
No, Graham chose those paths because that's what he sought for himself.
"He's always told me if I love football, that's what I should do," Graham said. "If not, there's no problem with that. I have to do whatever I love and do it to my fullest. It turned out to be football."