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Maurice Spillers: Cali's late bloomer

Maurice Spillers wasn't a well-known prep player. Mentoring by an iconic L.A. coach put the Locke (Los Angeles) graduate on track for a lengthy international pro career.

Originally Published: August 6, 2010
By Ronnie Flores | ESPNHS

In conjunction with the Boost Mobile Elite 24 on Aug. 28, ESPNHS is profiling California's 24 greatest streetball players. Some went on to become NBA stars, some were high school stars and pro flameouts, while others were beset by unlucky breaks or tragedy. The countdown begins with No. 24 on our list, 1992 Locke (Los Angeles, Calif.) graduate Maurice Spillers. When Maurice Spillers first picked up a ball in South Los Angeles, he didn't give serious thought to playing basketball in high school ...

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