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In Senegal, an academy develops the minds (and game) of promising players

Mavericks scouting director Amadou Gallo Fall has helped make a difference in Senegal.

Originally Published: February 28, 2008
By Joshua Hammann | Special to ESPN.com

Almost everything Amadou Gallo Fall has, he owes to basketball.

He was "discovered" playing on a club team in Tunisia by a Peace Corps worker, and he used the game as his ticket to America and a basketball scholarship to the University of the District of Columbia. He earned a degree in microbiology there and set his sights on medical school.

But Fall never let go of basketball, even if he didn't have NBA talent.

While he studied and worked in D.C.-area ...

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