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Former KU player Eric Chenowith

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Chenowith one of Jayhawks’ biggest fans

Eric Chenowith’s neighbors in Corona Del Mar, California, know where the 7-footer’s sports loyalties reside.

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After 14 years, Eric Chenowith earns KU degree

Southern California native Eric Chenowith is expecting an important document to arrive in the mail any day now. That’d be his 2011 Kansas University diploma.

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Former teammates laud Pierce

Eric Chenowith emptied a load of laundry on a table in the basement of Jayhawker Towers back in the summer of 1997. The 7-foot Kansas University basketball center from Villa Park, Calif., had no clue what to do next. "I was a freshman. My mom had always done laundry for me," Chenowith recalled. "Paul Pierce saw me. He told me to wash whites in hot water and darks in cold. He told me how to do the whole thing. Paul Pierce taught me how to do laundry.

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