The Biggest Difference Between David And Goliath

How Duke and Florida Gulf Coast got their star players.

1. This was Duke’s star forward Mason Plumlee back in high school.

2. He was one of the highest ranked players in the class of 2009.

3. He was a McDonald’s All-American.

Doug Benc / Getty Images

4. Top college coaches sat courtside at his high school games.

5. He had scholarship offers from top schools across the country.

6. His whole freakishly athletic family eventually decided to become Dukies.

7. This was FGCU guard Sherwood Brown in high school.

Jim Redman

8. This was his highlight tape.

View this embed ›

9. Top college coaches never came to his games.

10. This what happens when you search for Brown on recruiting websites.

11. This week, both players have a chance to lead their teams to the Final Four.

Rob Carr / Getty Images

12. Duke worked for years to ensure Mason Plumlee ended up wearing a Duke uniform.

Andy Lyons / Getty Images

13. FGCU got lucky with a flyer.

Check out more articles on!

  Your Reaction?


    Here Are The Top Stories
    • The Taliban has appointed Mullah Akhtar Mansour as its new Afghan leader.
    • Airplane debris discovered Wednesday "very likely" belongs to the same type of aircraft as missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
    • A University of Cincinnati officer has been charged with murder for shooting Samuel Dubose, an unarmed black man.
    • Uber drivers near the International Airport of Mexico City were pelted with rocks, sticks, eggs, and flour on Wednesday. Local authorities are investigating.
    Get The News App

    Now Buzzing