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A Lesson for Our Freshman Boilers

I managed to catch the game Monday night and was very impressed with Bryson, Kendall, and Basil. More impressed with the way they carried themselves and displayed an individual confidence. Bryson with his fearless, bulldog approach. Kendall with a smooth and effortless manner. And Basil has a defensive stare of a seasoned senior.

Ahh.... But all those non-conference confidence builders will soon be gone and the Big Ten will begin. No longer will you enjoy the advantages in the previous match-ups.

You make a few turnovers, miss a few shots, and Heaven forbid.... You get beat on defense. Guess what??? It happens to all freshman!! Just ask Gary Harris.....

And that's when I remembered the MSU-UConn game last year. Gary missed a lay-up, a couple of 3's, and got beat on a fast break. You could see the frustration of his face and he started to hang his head. Coach Izzo immediately sub'd him, put his arm around him, spoke to him along the sideline. Gary lifted his head and nodded, as Coach Izzo patted him on the chest. Gary finished the game 4-13, 1-7 from 3 for 11 points.

Given his success as a freshman, I remember that moment the most. That was the moment he started believing or stopped doubting..... I wish Izzo wasn't such a great coach at times.

We know you're gonna play hard....

But play to your Talent level..

Play to your skill level...

Play fearless...

Play "beyond your years"

Play with Confidence

And Play to your Potential...

.......Some guy in East Lansing did....

BTFU

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