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Sanders swatting way to stardom

Milwaukee's young center has become one of the best defenders in the NBA

Updated: March 6, 2013, 3:17 PM ET
By Justin Verrier | ESPN.com

Larry Sanders had the look down long before the rulebook.

The long, spidery limbs. The height to tower over his peers. The irrepressible fire that spilled out when the competition started. Though his interests lay more in art than sports, Sanders fit the ideal of a basketball player even as a teenager. So despite scant experience, he was urged by Port St. Lucie (Fla.) High School coaches to join the basketball team after transferring there as a sophomore.

In his debut for the ...

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