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Louisville moves past Caracter issues to embrace Samuels

Originally Published: November 3, 2008
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

At the age of 14, Samardo Samuels packed a gym bag, left the tiny one-bedroom house he shared with his parents and sister and boarded a flight to discover his future.

He was 6-foot-7, a raw basketball talent whom no one had ever heard of, a Jamaican kid with a mentor who didn't know the first thing about the business of high school basketball but thought he could give Samuels a better life. No one really wanted him, but he wanted something better, so Samuels kissed ...

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