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Proving his point

By Brian McInnis

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 17, 2014

~~<p>There's no use trying to brush it off. The shoulder chip is here to stay. Hawaii sophomore point guard Quincy Smith remembers with clarity the teams that passed him up, the bureaucrats who wouldn't let him play, the struggle to make his way back from basketball purgatory.</p>
<p>Several teams, Division I and Division II, courted then backed off Smith during a two-year period in which he was basically shelved -- first as a senior ruled ineligible to play at Deer Valley High in Antioch, Calif., because of transfer rules, then because of a torn ligament in his foot that caused him to miss nearly all his games at the La Jolla Prep Academy.</p>
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There's no use trying to brush it off. The shoulder chip is here to stay. Hawaii sophomore point guard Quincy Smith remembers with clarity the teams that passed him up, the bureaucrats who wouldn't let him play, the struggle to make his way back from basketball purgatory.

Several teams, Division I and Division II, courted then backed off Smith during a two-year period in which he was basically shelved -- first as a senior ruled ineligible to play at Deer Valley High in Antioch, Calif., because of transfer rules, then because of a torn ligament in his foot that caused him to miss nearly all his games at the La Jolla Prep Academy. Login for more...



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