Not too big, not too small -- Blair just the right fit for Pitt

Originally Published: January 3, 2009
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON -- He's too big to be too quick; too short to be too dominant. DeJuan Blair has heard the cuts and knocks on his game for as long as he can remember, and long ago adopted the uniform of an oversized underdog.

So when this college basketball season dawned and everyone started slobbering over the length of Connecticut's Hasheem Thabeet, salivating over the promise of Georgetown's Greg Monroe and barely mentioning Blair, the big boy just shrugged his broad shoulders.


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