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NBA players starting to support AAU teams

A growing list of NBA players are lending their names and money to AAU basketball teams writes Michael Kruse.

Originally Published: July 31, 2002
By Michael Kruse | Special to ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- Will Sheridan had no idea.

When coach Jimmy Salmon asked him to join the Paterson, N.J., AAU team, the power forward from Hockessin, Del., didn't know what to think.

"When they told me it was the Tim Thomas Playaz, I thought it was just some guy," said Sheridan, a highly rated national recruit. "I didn't know it was the Tim Thomas."

But it was -- and it still is.

The Milwaukee Bucks star is one of the trailblazers on a growing list of NBA players who support ...

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