Where It All Began for Syracuse's Boeheim

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Where It All Began for Syracuse's Boeheim
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Jim Boeheim always had choices. Coming out of Lyons High School in Wayne County, N.Y., the skinny 6-foot-3 guard who'd led his small school to wins over some of the city's best teams in Rochester was offered a scholarship to Colgate University and considered the University of Rochester. Following a better-than-anyone-thought-it'd-be college career, he flirted with playing professional basketball...

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