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BC basketball finds help in Canadian Olivier Hanlan

He played with hockey players during their offseason, guys just looking for a way to occupy their time. They thought they might try out basketball for a season. For Olivier Hanlan’s high school teammates, the interest went no further than that.

Basketball, after all, is not the primary sport in Gatineau, Quebec, the hometown of Boston College’s highly touted freshman point guard. For Hanlan, though, it was different.

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