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Monday, March 26, 2007

Texas not a lone-star state in hoops

The AP All-America team has spoken and it says Texas isn't a Lone Star State this season.

Texas' Kevin Durant and Texas A&M's Acie Law IV were both named first-team All-America on Monday. Given the hype surrounding Durant, the only unanimous choice on this year's team, a first-team selection was unsurprising.

Law, on the other hand, embodies what college sports should be about. Three seasons ago, as a freshman, he was part of an Aggies team that went 0-16 in Big 12 play. Now, he's an accomplished scorer, one of the country's top point guards on a Sweet 16 team and a possible first-round pick in June's NBA Draft.

While some college athletes moan and whine about being used by their respective institutions (and there may be some truth to that), Law took advantage of everything offered to a student athlete and made himself a better player and the Aggies a better team by doing so.


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