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Three players with the same name share little else in common

Jeff Eisenberg
The Dagger

One is a lifelong Lakers supporter who aspires to be a Division I head coach. Another is a fried chicken connoisseur who patterns his game after Dwyane Wade's slashing style. The third is a Taylor Swift fanatic who has a bad habit of occasionally zoning out while his coach is speaking.

The primary thing they all have in common? All three have variations of the same name.

Meet George Mason forward Ryan Pearson, Toledo guard Rian Pearson and Northeastern big man Ryan Pierson, three Division I players whose similar names and love for basketball are some of the only traits they share. Read their responses to the lighthearted questions I posed each of them last week to see how they're similar and different.

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