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In San Antonio, Uzoh Looked Up While Looking Down

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Ben Uzoh didn't play this weekend, with Sundiata Gaines taking his minutes. How long will he be on the bench? With Avery Johnson, you never know, but his substitution patterns this weekend worked well. Gaines for Anthony Morrow, Travis Outlaw for Travis Outlaw. But Uzoh has a special connection to Johnson.

Back when he was in grade school in San Antonio, Uzoh sat in the nosebleed seats at the Alamodome and the AT&T Center watching his heroes, including a point guard who he emulated.  Project Spurs asked Uzoh if he ever mentioned his long-ago admiration to the man he now calls "Coach."  Uzoh says he has, and more than once: "I've mentioned that to him a couple times so he thinks that's pretty cool. I think we definitely have a connection here."