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.

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

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3. He was a McDonald’s All-American.

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

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

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

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

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8. This was his highlight tape.

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9. Top college coaches never came to his games.

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

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

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

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13. FGCU got lucky with a flyer.

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