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February 24, 2007 at 10:23 AM

Brooks seeks first win vs. Huskies

I wrote a lot today about Aaron Brooks in our preview story for tonight’s game as he’s an obvious angle due to his Seattle ties and the flareup with Ryan Appleby last year. The two haven’t been on the same court since then.
But included in the story is, I thought, a pretty telling quote from Lorenzo Romar about the difference in makeup of this year’s team vs. those of the last few seasons.
I’ll reprint it here:
“Those were some unique individuals,” Romar said, recalling the likes of Bobby Jones, Nate Robinson and Will Conroy. “Those were three underdogs that had never been pampered, always had people say ‘I don’t think you’re good enough.’ They’d always been the underdog — Nate was told he was too small, Will Conroy ‘you’re not good enough,’ Bobby Jones was underrecruited. So those guys had that in them. The makeup of our team for the most part here is guys who have been good early, and they have to learn that.”
Basically, he’s saying the previous group had always had to work for everything while this group has been used to having things come a lot easier. Maybe that’s one reason this team has often seemed to have trouble finding the needed fire for games, especially on the road.

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