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In this Aug. 20, 1986 file photo, Dwayne "Pearl" Washington, the first draft pick by the New Jersey Nets, holds up his new uniform during a press luncheon at the Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. Washington, who went from New York City playground wonder to Big East star for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse, has died. He was 52. Washington died Wednesday, April 20, 2016, of cancer, the university said.

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There was a gleam that shone through the sorrowful tears in Jim Boeheim's eyes as he recalled the first time he saw Pearl Washington play.

By Associated Press April 20, 2016