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A trezl story by CL

http://m.espn.go.com/ncb/story?storyId=10016056

A great one from ESPN' s newest writer CL

An 11-year-old Montrezl Harrell, his face still warm from the mesmerizing glow of a television tuned to the 2005 NCAA national championship game, made his prediction while the confetti was falling.

Harrell had sat down with his brothers and father, Sam, to watch North Carolina defeat Illinois for coach Roy Williams' first title. He inherited his dad's love of the Tar Heels, which is why Sam Harrell didn't really think twice upon hearing his son's declaration in the celebration that followed the Heels' victory.

"He said, 'Dad, I'm going to win a national championship at Carolina one day,'" Sam Harrell recalled. The statement simply provoked a response that fittingly should have been accompanied by a condescending, yet encouraging pat on the head, "I just said, 'That would be nice if you did.'"

Montrezl, pronounced mon-TREZ, Harrell was a key reserve as a freshman who helped Louisville capture its third national title last season.


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