The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs continue their back-and-forth battle for an NBA title – a six game series that will end this week, in Miami.
Once the trophy is raised, some of these guys will shed a tear and consider how crazy it is that they've accomplished a childhood dream, considering how little fanfare they created coming out of high school.
Others are a reminder that players develop at different ages, and can flourish once they’re placed in the right college environment.
Even in an era of widespread communication, those with the slightest hint of NBA talent can still slip through, unnoticed by major Division-1 college coaches.
The following players were lightly recruited coming out of high school. Maybe, their championship mentality and determination were shaped by how they were perceived coming into college: