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At Coppin State, former Maryland walk-on Kent Auslander gets second look at hoops 'dream'

At Coppin State, former Maryland walk-on Kent Auslander gets second look at hoops 'dream'

Kent Auslander was done playing basketball last summer, and that was fine. He had graduated from Maryland in three years, had played for the Terps, a walk-on following his brother’s path, and now, Auslander thought, he would be a teacher. And that was fine, really.

So he applied to graduate school at George Mason. He got in. His first day of school wasn’t until the spring semester. Plenty of time to play “Madden” and, as it turned out, watch a little basketball.

He caught random Cleveland Cavaliers games. He tuned in for college action. And he never lost track of Coppin State, where his older brother, John, a first-year associate head coach, was having trouble fielding two...

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