Don't blame the hype: Raptors' Telfair

Sebastian Telfair and the Raptors take on the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. (Reuters)

Sebastian Telfair and the Raptors take on the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. (Reuters)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:53 PM ET

Sebastian Telfair has been in the limelight since the age of 10.

Still in Grade 5 and the younger cousin of Brooklyn legend Stephon Marbury, it was then that his skill level was first noticed and picked up on by the media all ready to hail him the next great point guard just waiting to burst on to the NBA scene.

Three city titles for the famed Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn and one state championship later, “Bassy” as he’s known throughout the basketball world, went straight to the pros.

The fact that he was still a full eight years away from even being drafted into the NBA when the talk first began didn’t enter into the equation.


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