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Earnest Killum, Jr.: Matchmaker in heaven

The seed was planted to highlight the life of Watts, Calif., streetball icon Earnest Killum, Jr., long before the search to profile California's greatest streetballers was activated or the Boost Mobile Elite 24 moved from Harlem's Rucker Park to Venice Beach.

Originally Published: August 20, 2010
By Ronnie Flores | ESPNHS

The roots of Earnest Killum Jr.'s story began July 11, 2006, when LSU freshman Erica Killum, a Georgia native, contacted Student Sports -- now ESPNHS -- about an online photo she'd never seen of her brother Earnest.

Similar to her brother, Marcus Woods, Killum in many ways idolized Earnest. Because their father, Earnest Killum Sr., resides in the Peach State and they live 3,000 miles apart, Marcus and Erica don't know one another.

But they know a little ...

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