Smith - The greatest little things at NCAAs
March 22, 2013
The Greatest "Little Things" of the NCAA Tournament
Points, rebounds, assists and steals are obviously big deals. We need them in order to succeed. Outsiders notice them, count them and discuss them. They undeniably matter.
However, as a team, instead of focusing on actions that show up on the stat sheet, we choose to emphasize the "little things." The "little things" are the fine details of our game plan that are equally as important to our success, however frequently underrated and overlooked by others. The "little things" include sprinting lanes, setting solid screens, making hard cuts, and bumping cutters.
There are numerous, obvious aspects of the NCAA Tournament that make it such an enjoyable experience. The stage is bigger, the lights are brighter and the crowd is louder. Not to mention we get new shoes. But, just as the "little things" on the court lead us to victory, it is the "little things" at the tournament that make it so special.
My teammates and I applaud one another for doing the "little things." I think the NCAA Tournament's greatest "little things" deserve the same recognition.
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