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John Calipari's right-hand man at Kentucky has one hell of a recruiting pitch

Originally Published: November 6, 2013
By Tim Keown | ESPN The Magazine

DON'T CLOSE your eyes.

Halloween night, 1988. He was 15 years old, on a gurney in the back of an ambulance as it sped down Fordham Road in the Bronx, sirens stacking atop one another like pages in a book.

Fifteen, with a bullet in his head, listening to the paramedics radio ahead to the emergency room. The language of panic: "GSW near left eye. Entry, no exit."

Don't close your eyes.

He repeated those same four words to himself, ...

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