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Kent Bazemore carries small town roots

Updated: March 15, 2011, 12:04 PM ET
By Diamond Leung | ESPN.com

The remote road leading toward his house isn't well-lit, so Kent Bazemore warns of deer appearing in the headlights along the way.

Blink, the locals say, and you might miss Kelford, N.C., driving right past the Old Dominion junior's hometown of less than 300 people.

Given the size of it, Kelford sure seems like an unlikely place to have produced one of the top defenders in the nation and an NBA prospect.

"No stoplights, just stop signs," Bazemore said.

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