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The mayor returns

Fred Hoiberg's band of misfits is giving merit to the power of transfers

Updated: January 27, 2012, 11:21 AM ET
By Ryan McGee | ESPN The Magazine

EVERY COLLEGE TOWN has The Guy. The one who never pays for lunch or drinks. The one whose currency is in all those photos displayed in old wooden trophy cases. The presence of The Guy brings conversations to a halt -- whether at a frat house dining hall or a board of trustees meeting. And if he wants, he can leverage that clout to sell his entire university, Greeks to regents, on nearly any idea, no matter how outlandish.

In Ames, Iowa, Fred Hoiberg is The Guy. He's the basketball ...

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