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Pete Thamel On Johnathan Hargett

It's all too familiar story: local basketball legend's life morphs from what could have been to the tragic what really is. Earlier I posted the story of Lenny Cooke who was a contemporary of LeBron James and once was ranked higher than King James, but through the capriciousness of life compounded by poor decisions ended up incarcerated. Now comes NYT's Pete Thamel with a similar but perhaps more calamitous end, ""What happened to Jonathan Hargett?"

Amar’e Stoudemire, a high school teammate, has called Hargett the best player he has played with at any level. Carmelo Anthony, a summer league teammate when both were in high school, vividly recalls Hargett, a frenetic 5-foot-11 guard with a 44-inch vertical leap and skills that evoked comparisons to Allen Iverson

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