MY BASKETBALL PHILOSOPHY
I remember my 4th grade coach telling us, "Coaches don't just watch the way you play; they watch the way you think." It took a while for this to sink in, but I realized the kind of players I admire are the ones who have disciplined themselves to make good decisions. Grant Hill, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, and Stephen Curry. It's not like they don't play in the moment, they do, but they usually come up with the right way to help their team win. That's the way I try to play. Whether it's defense, offense, passing, any and all of the fundamentals, I do what I have to do when I have to do it. If all else fails and my shot isn't falling, I take care of the ball and play good defense.
Gonna Redshirt this year, work out, and gain lots of experience. Be back in action 2011-12. You can see me in the back row of the team picture. After the picture, I put my uniform aside for a year. In the meantime, check out the Chico State Men's Basketball webpage.
"Redshirt is a term used in American college athletics that refers to delaying or suspending an athlete's participation in order to lengthen his or her period of eligibility. Typically, a student's athletic eligibility in a given sport is four seasons, a number derived from the four years of academic classes that are normally required to obtain a bachelor's degree at an American college or university. However, a student-athlete may be offered the opportunity to redshirt for one year which allows the athlete to spread those four years of eligibility over five years. In a redshirt year, a student athlete may attend classes at the college or university, practice with an athletic team, and dress for play but he or she may not compete during the game. Using this mechanism, a student athlete has up to five academic years to use the four years of eligibility, thus creating the phenomenon of the 'fifth-year senior.'