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Big man buys into BYU system

Originally Published: December 24, 2003
By Ed Graney | Special to ESPN.com

You can trace this sudden basketball transformation in Rafael Araujo -- from pretty good to rising force -- to last March, to a first-round NCAA Tournament game against Connecticut, to a matchup against Huskies center Emeka Okafor.

To, really, two blocked shots.

"Okafor got a few early and Rafael was a non-factor the rest of the way," BYU coach Steve Cleveland says. "It humbled him. After that game, he told me he knew how much work he had to do. He knew how much improvement there ...

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