column by Rick Reilly of Sports Illustrated from December of 2002, about the player ranked as the nation's top fifth grader: North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall.
This was back when Marshall was still a 5-1 kid who liked macaroni and cheese but not yet girls, but he was already a national champion in AAU play and faced monumental expectations.
Turns out, Clark Francis of Hoop Scoop was right about his potential -- he's pretty good, even if he's no longer No. 1. But it still feels a little wrong to us.
Still, an interesting read.
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