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A.J. Casey, 6-foot-8 Tinley Park sophomore, remembers the first time he met Robbie Avila, 6-foot-8 Oak Forest sophomore.
“It’s kind of a funny story,” he said. “It was probably third or fourth grade …”
“It was fourth grade,” Avila said in a separate interview.
OK, it was a SAK league basketball game at Hille Middle School in Oak Forest.
“He pump-faked me, I fouled him really hard — I knocked his glasses off his face,” Casey said.
“We won that game,” Avila said. “That’s in the record books.