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Badgers assistant coach Moore recruits hometown of Chicago

Updated: March 12, 2010, 3:31 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Howard Moore understood, coming out of Taft High School in Chicago, that he wasn't going to play in the NBA.

He had some talent, though, and it was enough to attract a handful of Division I programs. It came down to Northern Illinois, Northwestern and Wisconsin. Ultimately, he chose the Badgers as he saw an opportunity for a quality education, a chance to play and a program that was on the verge of success.

Moore had to wait his turn at Wisconsin, but he was ...

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