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RISE Flashback: Brandon Roy

Updated: March 4, 2010, 10:22 AM ET
By Sam Alipour | For ESPN RISE

Brandon Roy understood the value of hard work at an early age.

Most mornings, Roy's father, Tony, left home at 5 a.m. to drive a Seattle Metro bus, often picking up extra shifts to help fund Brandon's AAU travel. His mother, Gina, worked in the local elementary school's cafeteria, allowing her to keep an eye on her four kids and tend to their needs at home.

Brandon didn't let his parents' sacrifices go to waste.

On the high school court with Garfield (Seattle, Wash.), ...

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