GLENDALE — One starter — Zareh Zargaryan — just completed his collegiate career at Cal State Dominguez Hills.
Another starter — Narbeh Ebrahimian — was the starting point guard for Glendale Community College this past season.
A third presumed starter — Zareh Avedian — finished his playing career at Cal Lutheran in 2004, but has competed in international tournaments and can still dominate games.
The trio of stars on the Glendale men's basketball team will join locals who have shined in the area to represent their city and the Homenetmen Ararat Chapter in the fifth annual Pan-Armenian Games in Yerevan, Armenia.
The Pan-Armenian Games begin Saturday and end Aug. 21.
Will all the talent Glendale possesses result smelt into gold at the end?
They all say the answer depends on how much each sacrifices.
"Without sacrifice, you never appreciate what you accomplish," said Glendale Coach Fred Babadjanians, a former Glendale High girls' basketball coach, who led a contingent of Armenian athletes to a silver medal in the 2007 Pan-Armenian Games.