I wonder if there are any young point guards attending games in the RBC Center these days….read on to see why.
Texas Tech coach Pat Knight needed to get his point across. Stop missing layups, you idiots. Ah, but how to do so? Layup drills? Sprints? Taking a small child into the huddle during the middle of a game? Would you be surprised if I told you it was the last one? Yes, in the middle of a game against Stephen F. Austin, Knight reacted to his players’ missed layups by grabbing a 12-year-old out of the stands and asking him if he could hit layups. And so our story begins:
After Texas Tech botched as many as 15 layups, Knight scoured the stands near the bench and invited a youngster to join a team huddle. Knight asked the boy whether he could make layups. The boy said he could. “I was just tired of having 18- or 21-year-olds miss layups that a 12-year-old could hit, so I brought a 12-year-old in to let them know that he could hit layups,” Knight said. “He’s 12, and he can hit layups, so why can’t you when you’re 18 to 21?”
You can almost hear it along the sidelines at a future Wolfpack game:
“Son do you know how to pass the ball to an open man instead of dribbling into a triple-team when the game is on the line?”
In the same article,
Billy Donovan was seen holding a jersey to a woman’s pregnant stomach at halftime of Florida’s win over N.C. State Saturday.