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One-and-a-half years into his pro career, Tyler Smith had been recruited by a fake general manager from London, paid peanuts by a team from Holland and cut from a team in Italy. (Courtesy Tyler Smith)
One-and-a-half years into his pro career, Tyler Smith had been recruited by a fake general manager from London, paid peanuts by a team from Holland and cut from a team in Italy. (Courtesy Tyler Smith)
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Tyler Smith started on the 2000–01 Penn State men's basketball team that reached the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament. But he knew he wasn't NBA material. This week on Only A Game, how Tyler's international basketball journey took him places he never imagined. Also, how one British soccer club remembers its lifelong fans. And a Syrian refugee pursues his dreams of playing pro soccer. Join us!

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This program aired on March 23, 2019.

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