Kim English: “All winter long, college coaches will clamor about wanting more toughness, IQ, defense and rebounding on their team. All spring and summer college coaches will seek and recruit “bucket getters”. Think of the winter, in the spring. Toughness wins.”

What Coach English is writing about is true, except when it isn’t. Toughness doesn’t guarantee success but it certainly is an important factor in facilitating greater results…

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