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Anthony Bennett owes a lot to mom

McDonald's All-American dreams of reaching the NBA and repaying his mother

Originally Published: March 27, 2012
By Mitch Sherman | ESPN RecruitingNation

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The cadence in his voice slowed, and Anthony Bennett's face turned momentarily solemn when he spoke last week of his mother.

Here in the Nevada desert, he plays basketball for renowned Findlay Prep and attends the Henderson International School. Edith Bennett remains 2,000 miles away, although he'll see her this week in Chicago before the McDonald's All-American Game (9:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, ESPN).

She worked two jobs to support Anthony as a child in greater Toronto. ...

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