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Kentucky High School Basketball Castoffs Form Their Own League

02/21/2012 09:36 am ET | Updated Feb 21, 2012

Being cut from the team can be a gut-wrenching experience for any high school athlete, but for the basketball players at Lafayette Senior High School in Kentucky, making the best of the situation was the only thing to do. After being rejected from the varsity team, these guys came together to form a league of their own.

"Saint Albans is basically for the people who were too good for the Lafayette basketball team, so we got cut," laughs Thomas. Instead of becoming discouraged, the players decided not to let anyone tell them that they couldn't play the game they love.

"We have players of all shapes and sizes," one player notes, describing Saint Albans, the recreational basketball league composed entirely of guys who were cut from the regular team.

In other awesome high school basketball stories, Jeremy Lin wasn't always the toast of the town and arguably the best player on the Knicks. Before he got famous, he was just a kid at Palo Alto High School with a 4.2 GPA and hoop dreams. Never one to forget his roots, Lin sent his old high school coach a "happy birthday" text just last week. Another amazing high school basketball team got their 15 minutes of fame by posting a YouTube video of their pre-game pump-up routine -- which involves singing and dancing to Justin Bieber.

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