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Jallen Messersmith comes out as gay

Updated: May 29, 2013, 8:15 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Jallen Messersmith of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., has come out and is believed to be the first openly gay player in U.S. men's college basketball.

The 6-foot-7 shot-blocking specialist told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he revealed his sexual orientation to his coach last summer and his teammates before the season. He later told his story to Outsports.com, a website that covers gay issues in sports, and its story was posted Tuesday -- a month after 12-year NBA veteran ...

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