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Saturday, July 11, 2009
DeMar DeRozan: Arriving Early

Posted by Kevin Arnovitz

It's more than a full hour before Saturday's first game at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas. The only living beings in the building are some young Summer League staffers, journalists staking out laptop space on the coveted front row behind the basket ... and Raptors rookie DeMar DeRozan. Although native Angelenos are notoriously late to everything, that's not the case for DeRozan. He sits in mediation mode in the front row of the empty stands, tuning out to his mp3 player. The gym rat out of Southern Cal is where he enjoys being most -- in close proximity to a basketball court. 

TrueHoop caught up with him on Saturday afternoon: