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Private schools benefit from influx of international basketball players
Private schools benefit from influx of international basketball players

Lots of high school basketball coaches hope for the moment Dominic Sermeno of Rosemead Bosco Tech experienced last year. "Honest to God, this was truly one of those random, remarkable stories," he recalled. "I got a call from my athletic director. 'There's these kids wanting to transfer in. One is 6-9, another 6-6 and 6-4.' They were attracted to our academic and technology program." Seniors Amir Kamgar (6 feet 9), Ali Valamanesh (6-6) and Erfan Samaei (6-4) came from Iran to the United States in 2012 as sophomores. Two of them first attended Los Angeles Ribet, another was in New York. They joined up at Bosco Tech last year. They've helped lead...

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