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"Steve Fisher and his staff have done a nice job becoming relevant in the past few years on a national level, and much of the reason has to do with the combination of evaluating and developing talent. Kawhi Leonard was hardly a big-time recruit when the Aztecs landed him, and the same can be said for Jamaal Franklin. Both had great college careers, and Leonard has already established himself as one of the NBA’s top young players. Chase Tapley was an afterthought when the Aztecs signed him, but he’s had a stellar college career and became the first player in program history to go to the NCAA tournament four times."