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Rum Blends in to Help Tribe Win
Updated: Wednesday 03/09/2013 (ET)
by TribeAthletics.com
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By Jim Ducibella,
W&M University Relations

Matt Rum '13 spent his formative years in Chapel Hill, N.C., home of the University of North Carolina, but wound up being a ball boy for the archrival Duke Blue Devils. Even William & Mary basketball coach Tony Shaver, a Tar Heel through and through, would admit that was a lucky break for the Tribe.

“That experience really fueled me to want to pursue basketball at the college level,” said Rum, who spent 2000 hanging with Coach K and stars Jason Williams, Shane Battier, Mike Dunleavy, even playing H-O-R-S-E against Dick Vitale, or “Dickie V,” as ESPN prefers to call its college basketball analyst. “It would have been kind of tough not to (have been inspired), being in that environment. I got to work a couple Carolina-Duke games at Cameron (Indoor Stadium) and just being around that atmosphere was electric. You get caught up in it all.”

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