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May 28, 2013 7:08 PM

Blue Springs native is first active men’s college basketball player to say he’s gay

Jallen Messersmith, a 20-year-old from Blue Springs who blocked 53 shots for the Benedictine men’s basketball team last season, told Outsports.com that he is gay. The national sports website, which covers gay sports issues, published his story Tuesday. He is believed to be the first active men’s college basketball player who is openly gay.

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