Austin Ramljak reclined in his dining room chair, arms folded, sporting a Rice University men’s basketball T-shirt.
The recent Rice graduate struggled describing his success on the hardwood at the Division I level.
Ramljak, his mouth swollen from that morning’s visit to the dentist, finally found the right word.
“Vindication,” Ramljak said on Tuesday in his Thousand Oaks home, a mile away from his alma mater, Oak Park High.
Ramljak, 23, realizing he proved the doubters wrong, flas...