DECATUR, IL. (WAND-TV) -- Dreams are special. They give people something to work toward in life. For one Decatur athlete, his dream is becoming a little more realistic. Robert Calmese, 28, has lived in central Illinois his entire life, chasing a singular dream. 

However, he's not going to be in central Illinois much longer, chasing this dream of his. He'll be somewhere else, somewhere far away.

For the last 23 years, Calmese has been playing basketball in Decatur. First in his neighborhood, then at Eisenhower High School, and soon in Armenia. 

It's professional basketball, and yet, this won't be his final destination.

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