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Jefferson's $3.5M gift will help finance new Arizona practice facility

Updated: August 17, 2007, 9:25 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Carmelo Anthony and Steve Smith set the bar.

Now, New Jersey Nets forward Richard Jefferson has eclipsed them all, making the largest donation ever by a current professional athlete to his former school when he pledged $3.5 million to Arizona's new $14 million basketball/volleyball practice facility.

The massive donation, paid in installments, means the 27-year old Jefferson will have the naming rights to the building.

According to the University of Arizona sports information ...

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