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Kent Bazemore carries small town roots

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: March 15, 2011
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March 15, 2011

By Diamond Leung (ESPN.com) - Read the complete story HERE

The remote road leading toward his house isn't well-lit, so Kent Bazemore warns of deer appearing in the headlights along the way.

Blink, the locals say, and you might miss Kelford, N.C., driving right past the Old Dominion junior's hometown of less than 300 people.

Given the size of it, Kelford sure seems like an unlikely place to have produced one of the top defenders in the nation and an NBA prospect.

"No stoplights, just stop signs," Bazemore said.

These small-town roots motivated Bazemore to make it on a big stage, and Old Dominion gave him that opportunity. The Monarchs now possess one of the most dynamic playmakers heading into the bright lights of the NCAA tournament

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