Hard work, motivation define Snaer's game

Updated: April 1, 2009, 1:54 PM ET
By Ryan Canner-O'Mealy | ESPNRISE.com

In a recruiting world where sixth-grade basketball players are ranked nationally, seventh-graders are considered prospects by the NCAA and eighth-graders are positioned as potential NBA superstars, the tale of Michael Snaer is refreshing.

When Snaer was in middle school, he was so far from the radar that he needed a telescope to see it. Yet he showed flashes of raw ability that later would make the Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley, Calif.) guard the No. 44 recruit in the ESPNU 100 and the Gatorade ...

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