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A Canadian Phenom Rising?

Earlier we wrote about Maurice Petty, a kid from Boiling Springs, who is
being compared not to Michael Jordan but to David Thompson, which means people
are looking for bigger comparisons than the obvious, that people are searching
their memory banks.

There's a
kid from Canada named Olu Famutimi
who, at 15, is drawing comparisons to
"Canada's best," as one web site foolishly puts it, comparing him to
Vince Carter who is as Canadian as Wayne Gretzky is American.

But regardless of buffoonery, the kid clearly has some talent. Is he bound
for the NBA? Well the odds are against him, just as they're against everyone,
but who knows what will happen over the next seven or so years. He'll be
fun to watch progress.