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webmaster | 04/13/12

Aaron Van Klaveren is about to graduate from college and his plans were set. Going to grad school.

But things may change for the former Madera High basketball star who graduated in 2007. Just when he had accepted his playing days were over after four sensational seasons as a starter for the Division III California Lutheran University Kingsmen, Van Klaveren got a very unexpected call.

He was invited as one of only 80 players on an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas in July to attend a professional basketball combine, essentially a tryout. NBA teams as well as teams from overseas will be on hand to watch and evaluate players. If they like what they see in the 6-foot-8, 245-pound Van Klaveren, he may well be putting grad school aside for a few years to lace up the sneakers again.

But for money this time...


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