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MAG 15: Top 15 Minutes of Fame Athletes From the Past 15 Years

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Ali Farokhmanesh, point guard

Photograph By Bill Waugh/Reuters

Rise: He led Northern Iowa to two upsets in the 2010 NCAA tournament with a game-winning three against UNLV and a crucial three to beat Kansas; he made the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Fall: He went undrafted in the 2010 NBA draft and signed a deal with SAM Basket Massagno in Switzerland.

The latest: He plays with the Austrian team WBC Raiffeisen Wels.