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Kazemi likens his game to Luis Scola's.

Arsalan Kazemi is a man of many firsts: the first sportsmen in his family, the first Iranian-born NCAA Division-1 basketball player and hopefully by the end of the year, the first from his country to participate in the NCAA tournament.

Eugene, Ore.,- Arsalan Kazemi is a man of many firsts: the first sportsman in his family, the first Iranian-born NCAA Division-1 basketball player and hopefully, by the end of the year, the first from his country to participate in the NCAA tournament. Kazemi said Wednesday that that was a major factor that led him to Eugene when things got tumultuous at Rice, where he spent the first three years...

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