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Pollard Attracting Basketball Offers

Long and angular at 6-7, 200 pounds, Devonta Pollard can snatch a rebound and race coast-to-coast for a score. Those multiple skills have attracted hordes of Division I coaches to the diminutive Mississippi county seat of De Kalb, population hovering around a thousand. Scout.com's five-star rated, class of 2012 25th overall player has mesmerized the Magnolia State's basketball crowds for years.

Jeff Andrews first laid eyes on "Tay" -- Devonta Pollard -- as a seventh grader. Knowledge of the game and athleticism are his strengths according to the AAU coach of the Southern Phenoms. "He sees the floor, makes good passes and recognizes defenses," said Andrews. The natural small forward displays signs of being a good defender. "I wouldn't worry at all about him playing man-to-man on the...

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