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Rashard Lewis Continues To Show How Perseverance Pays Off

Published by on June 10, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Rashard Lewis has been fighting the critics since before he ever stepped on the court in an NBA game.

Coming out of high school, Lewis decided to skip college and throw his name into the 1998 NBA Draft. He was one of the first players to make this jump, well before LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Amare Stoudemire and a slew of other high school ballers.

He found out early that what worked for him in high school might not work for him in the pros.

Since he played his high school ball in Texas, it was assumed by many that the Houston Rockets would select him with one of their three first round selections. Many predicted the Rockets would select him 15th overall.

That didn't happen.
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