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Fairfax star Lorne Currie's assignment: Connect dots from GPA to NBA
Fairfax star Lorne Currie's assignment: Connect dots from GPA to NBA

It was January 2013, and Fairfax High Coach Harvey Kitani confirmed that promising sophomore guard Lorne Currie was academically ineligible. Looking up at the top row of the Fairfax bleachers during a basketball game, I saw Currie cheering like a regular fan. He was 15, immature, a little lost. It was stunning that someone so young and talented could fall to the bottom so quickly. “Life hits, then you have to grow up,” his mother, Priscilla, told me last week. Fast forward to Saturday night at Cal State Dominguez Hills, where Fairfax will face Westchester for the City Section Open Division championship. One of the best players on the court will be a rejuvenated Currie,...

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