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Hispanic interest in college hoops grows

Originally Published: October 1, 2009
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

Growing up in Miami, Frank Martin knew of only two sports: baseball and football.

This was the 1970s, and for a melting pot of Latin American immigrants like South Florida, there was little to broaden that perspective. The Orlando Magic and Miami Heat were nearly two decades away from existence, the University of Miami was in the midst of its 15-year period without basketball; Florida International didn't sport a team. Only Division II Biscayne College offered any sort of high-level basketball ...

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