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Selected by Los Angeles Lakers in first round (29th pick overall) of the 2000 NBA Draft.   He goes to church every Sunday, refuses to swear and won’t even drink coffee.   Can Mark Madsen make it in the high-flying, hard-living NBA?   Sure.   Just ask his mother.   Although basketball consumes much of his life, it’s not his first priority.   “Going on a mission has given me a much broader perspective on where basketball fits,” he said.   “In the big scheme of life, basketball is a very small part of things.”
Source: “This Guy’s Good” by Kerry Shaw, Stanford Magazine, Mar-Apr 2001

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