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Christian Laettner is among the most decorated players in basketball history. He appeared in four Final Fours, setting several records. He made the most iconic college shot and, although not as prolific in the NBA, was an All-Star in his 12 seasons. Laettner also was the only college player selected for the Dream Team, probably the greatest collection of talent on any n…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Christian Laettner doesn’t need the 24-second video, which has been replayed nearly 1.1 million times on YouTube alone, to revisit the pinnacle of his career. And the iconic photo, the one with his arms raised in victory and his mouth agape? He has a framed copy stashed away in storage. In a world in which perception of Laettner doesn’t agree …

Ritchie Campbell might be the greatest prep basketball player in Western New York history. I'm aware Christian Laettner, Cliff Robinson and Paul Harris also are from here, but Campbell held the WNY scoring record for 27 years. His 2,355 points for DeSales and Burgard were finally surpassed this winter by Dominick Welch, whose career at Cheektowaga began when he was in e…

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When his phone rang Tuesday morning, Bill Martin was filling out his NCAA Tournament bracket. "I'm still a junkie," said Martin, the Georgetown forward who logged more minutes than superstar center Patrick Ewing in 1984-85, their senior season. Among his first pen strokes? Drawing a line through Villanova. Doesn't matter Villanova is the defending champion, is ran…