The Worst Recruit Josh Pastner Ever Signed Might Be His Most Important

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The Worst Recruit Josh Pastner Ever Signed Might Be His Most Important
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Josh Pastner has forever talked about how he offered D.J. Stephens a scholarship out of desperation, in response to a mass email from a coach, because he needed a body to use in practice, sight unseen. Which is why I was confused this week when Stephens told me about a photograph from his AAU days that shows the high-flying athlete dunking while the Memphis coach watches from the baseline.

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