Player feared deportation

Former big-time recruit has had a string of bad luck since arriving in America

Updated: May 26, 2011, 11:12 AM ET
By Mike Fish | ESPN.com

MARIETTA, Ga. -- It's a Saturday afternoon in February. David Nyarsuk has just put up monster numbers leading Mountain State University, an NAIA power in West Virginia, past Life University: 25 points (a nearly perfect 10-of-11 from the field), 17 rebounds, 3 blocked shots. The big man from the Sudan is feeling good about his game, only to turn antsy when the conversation moves away from the court.

His legal paperwork to be in the country isn't up to date. He mentions the ...

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