Connaughton thriving to be the best 

July, 19, 2010
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When you are 6-foot-5 with a 6-10 wingspan and a fastball that is typically clocked in the mid to upper 90s, most people assume you are a baseball player. That's not entirely true for Pat Connaughton (Arlington, Mass./St. John's Prep).

The rising senior has been starring all spring and summer with the Middlesex Magic AAU team and is out to prove that he is capable of playing basketball at the highest level.

"I'm a basketball player. I'm working out every day for basketball." said Connaughton. "It's kind of funny because some of the baseball guys just assume I'm going to play basketball. When it comes down to it I want to go to college on a basketball scholarship. I want to be able to play basketball for as long as I can."

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