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RISE Above: Adam Jones

Updated: October 29, 2009, 9:40 AM ET
By Jon Mahoney | ESPN RISE Magazine

The Four Seasons Hotel in Manhattan is the ultimate in luxury. The lobby resembles the Roman Colosseum with its marble pillars, and the cheapest rooms go for $600 a night. Winter Park (Winter Park, Fla.) senior forward Adam Jones stayed there in August while visiting Connecticut's Fairfield University -- where he had committed earlier in the summer -- and watching teammate Austin Rivers play in the Boost Mobile Elite 24 in the Bronx.

Life is good for Adam now. Two years ago, ...

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