It was far afield where Early finally distinguished himself. Steve Gosar, then the coach at the College of Southern Idaho, invited the Generals to Twin Falls, Idaho, for a tournament in Early's freshman year. Southern Idaho paid for their travel with a guarantee. Early played three games, and blew away the competition. Soon after, Gosar mentioned to Jerry Mullen, a connoisseur of all things junior college, that Early was legit despite playing for a nonscholarship junior college. Mullen then invited Early to his JuCo Top 100 camp, a window-shopping showcase for coaches to evaluate potential Division I players. Wichita State assistant coach Greg Heiar, a former junior college player in Iowa and junior college coach in Florida, caught wind of the names on the list a month ahead of its public release. Heiar started sending Early and other players messages on Facebook and via email. The head start helped in gaining Early's attention.
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