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Melo Returns: Carmelo Anthony adds to his Charm City legacy as host of The Basketball Tournament

Melo Returns: Carmelo Anthony adds to his Charm City legacy as host of The Basketball Tournament

Hoop dreams often incubate in dim, cramped gyms, much like the one at the Mount Royal Rec Center.

On a Wednesday night in May, eight or so kids from the 12-and-under Mount Royal Eagles haul ass to loop back through passing and layup lines and take orders from Coach Carlton Carrington, a volunteer at the center, where Darrell Corbett serves as assistant recreation director.

A solitary 2005 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) championship banner for the Team Melo 16-and-under squad hangs on the wall, but down the hall in Corbett's office rests a veritable shrine: photos affixed to bulletin boards, championship plaques on the wall, game-worn Olympic jerseys on...

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