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Deng's long journey paying dividends

Luol Deng came to the United States so he could play basketball. Three years later, he's near the top of his class.

Updated: July 19, 2002, 2:48 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Luol Deng came to the United States so he could play basketball. Three years later, he's near the top of his class.

At 6-foot-7, 221 pounds, Deng can beat an opponent inside or outside. He rebounds, passes and defends. He is versatile enough to play four positions. Even at the Nike All-America Camp, against some of the nation's top high school players, Deng stands out.

"I really don't know what's going to happen," the native of Sudan said in almost flawless English. ...

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