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Take away the unrealistic Pete Maravich comparisons -- same floppy dark hair, same ballhandling showmanship, but Rubio will never be close to the scorer that Pistol Pete was -- and there's still plenty of hype with good reason. Rubio has the gift of a court presence and leadership that few 18 years old can come close to matching. While lacking great speed, a potential concern on defense, he can run an offense at different speeds.

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