August 16, 2006

A dream come true

FOXBORO, MASS. -- jumped up with a big smile on his face. He thought his friend Jamal Coombs just got dunked on. It happened to be someone else, but Oriakhi was laughing anyway.

Get used to the two of them playfully ribbing each other over the years. Wednesday at the New England Elite 75 Showcase at the Mass Premier Courts was just a taste of things to come for Oriakhi and Coombs.

Oriakhi, a 6-foot-8 power forward who played at North Andover (Mass.) Brooks School last year, and Coombs, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard/small forward who was at Lawrence Academy as a freshman, will be sophomores at Winchendon next season.

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