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December 14, 2007 at 8:35 PM

Freshmen looking to settle roles

In my story today I wrote a little bit about Matthew Bryan-Amaning trying to find his role on the team.
As I noted, MBA had started the previous three games before being relegated to the bench and seeing just four minutes against Pitt, a season-low.
MBA was candid in admitting he thinks he could be contributing more.
“I should be doing a lot more than I have been doing,” he said. “I feel I’ve got the ability and the opportunity to be in the starting five and make an impact.’
MBA said his hangup has been not playing at a high intensity level every minute he’s on the floor as he did at the high school and prep school levels.
“I just have to learn to be able to make that jump,” he said. “Because I was known as a guy with a good motor at that level so I should be able to go harder at this level. With a team like this where there’s a chance to make an immediate impact, I should keep that mentality.”
One of the other frosh, Justin Holiday, has a chance to get back in the rotation Saturday. He missed the trip to Oklahoma State with a viral infection and then didn’t play against Pitt while still in recovery mode.
But UW coach Lorenzo Romar said every player on the roster is competing for a starting spot, including Holiday, whose forte is defense, which the team is emphasizing more than ever.
“Based on what we are doing right now, if he hadn’t been sick, he might be in there starting,” Romar said Thursday. “But he got behind when he got sick.”

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