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Kelley: Brandon Roy Looks Back On High School

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Steve Kelley of the Seattle Times has a rare offseason conversation with Brandon Roy. The two discuss Roy's poor high school grades and the positive influence of an AAU coach in his life. --------------------------- [Roy] said there were times, as a sophomore at Garfield, when he would cut class because he was embarrassed by what he didn't know. "I was closer than this close to not making it," Roy said, holding his index finger just above his thumb. "It's so hard for me think about it now. "Even when I put my name in for the NBA draft (in high school), I was just trying to figure out a way to not fail. Some of it was desperation. I wasn't confident. I didn't know if I could make it into school." --------------------------- -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter