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Etem's dreams close to home

The Ducks' 29th pick grew up 20 minutes from the Honda Center

Updated: June 28, 2010, 10:17 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES  With each passing pick Emerson Etem looked up at the video screen above him. He stared at the image of a player he was rated ahead of hugging his parents and walking up to the stage to accept his jersey and pose for the cameras. Each time he took a deep breath, rubbed his eyes and looked down.

Etem sat seven rows up from the Staples Center floor, surrounded by 100 friends and family, overlooking 30 tables of general managers and front office executives who continually ...

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