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Remember Lewis Brown? Me Neither.

I consider myself fairly well informed regarding basketball especially HS stars and their recruiting, NCAA competition and, though perhaps a bit less, the NBA. I certainly remember the UNLV Runnin' Rebels and their inimitable coach, Jerry Tarkanian — my acquaintance with Tark actually goes back to the early 60's when he coached at Riverside (CA) City College where his star was 7-footer Larry Bunce who went on to play in ABA and NBA — but I do not remember Lewis Brown who played for UNLV beginning in 1977. Brown is considered by many to be the best HS player ever in CIF South. At 6-11 260 he had all the skills, led his Compton team to state championships and had numerous college offers. Success was not to be and for most of the usual reasons: poor family background, bad choice of friends, and of course the obligatory drug abuse, plus he was a stutterer. Where is Lewis Brown today? Read this NY Times piece and ponder the fate of such youngsters today — perhaps a person such as Tony Woods.


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