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Got Gordon? UConn does

Updated: April 3, 2004, 10:35 AM ET
By Pete Thamel | Special to ESPN.com

SAN ANTONIO -- Jim Calhoun's talk came in early January, just as it had with Caron Butler two years ago.

He sat down Ben Gordon, his talented junior shooting guard, and told him to forget it. Forget the NBA Draft. Forget the millions of dollars. Forget the shiny new car to replace his boxy old Mercury that his teammates call "The Hearse."

Calhoun told Gordon, in a not-so-subtle way, that he hadn't played well enough to reach the league. To that point, Gordon had had an inconsistent ...

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