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A kid with the game and grades ... but no scholarship

Emil Clayton's story is all too familiar. He's got the game and the grades … but not the scholarship. Story

Updated: March 14, 2009, 2:24 PM ET
By Scoop Jackson | Page 2

People relate to honesty and struggle. -- Oprah Winfrey, 2009

The text message arrived from a friend early in the morning. A simple, honest question: Why can't my son get any love?

The previous night, Joey Clayton's son, Emil, had a ridiculous performance, one of many in his last 10 or so games. This one was a triple-double, with numbers that you'd think would make many NCAA coaches offer a scholarship on the spot. It was the kind of game you see as the back-end sports ...

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