November, 16, 2011
By Ryan Canner-O'Mealy | ESPN.com
Dave Cruz/ESPNHSHamilton's Eric Jacobsen (left), Corona del Sol's Calaen Robinson (center) and Kellis' Kenny Martin (right) are poised to lead Arizona State to new heights.This story originally appeared in the Holiday issue of ESPNHS magazine’s Arizona edition.
Let’s say you’re trying to build a college basketball team. Where would you start?
It would probably help to have an explosive combo guard, someone who can bring the ball up or get his own shot at will. And you’d need some size, so if you could get a couple of 6-foot-10 big men, that would be a great foundation. And if one of those bigs was a low-post threat while the other was a versatile weapon who could shoot from the perimeter and run the floor like a guard, even better.
If those players were also the three best in your state, and they all went to high school within 30 minutes of your campus, well, that would almost be too good to be true.
Luckily for coach Herb Sendek and Arizona State, this is reality.