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In this April 2011 file photo Kent's head football coach Darrell Hazell (right) talks with kicker Freddy Cortez (45) during the Kent State University football spring practice at Dix Stadium in Kent, Ohio. (Paul Tople/Akron Beacon Journal)
Sitting in chairs on the gym floor where Akron’s best basketball player learned the game, they came to honor the memory of Akron’s second-best basketball player — and one of its all-time nicest people.