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In unlikely basketball odyssey, Varun Ram goes from River Hill to Comcast Center
In unlikely basketball odyssey, Varun Ram goes from River Hill to Comcast Center

COLLEGE PARK — Maryland point guard Varun Ram used to get stares from opposing guards who thought they could dominate him on the court. When he played at River Hill in Clarksville and with a Howard County-based Amateur Athletic Union team, Ram said few opponents would take him or his teams seriously. "I always got underestimated, even in Howard County," Ram recalled Tuesday. "It was like, 'Who's this small Indian kid? What are you doing? You look like a soccer player; why are you even playing basketball?' But I'd make my first move and they would say, 'Damn, he's quick.' When I played AAU, my whole team, we didn't look like...

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