Anthony Marshall puts up numbers. He fills a basketball stat sheet. He is at his best in the biggest moments, when the lights are bright and the opposing arena is rocking and a play must be made.
“Saturday night after Thanksgiving on ESPN and, for whatever reason, everyone was watching,” Rebels coach Dave Rice said. “Recruits, opposing coaches and players, everyone. We score 90 points playing our style of basketball and beat the No. 1 team in the country.
Dave Rice talks to Anthony Bennett daily, talks about basketball, about team, about expectations, about life.
It might be this way for a while, especially on the road. Ugly. Forgettable. Rhythmless.
Justin Hutson remembers the feeling. He was about to enter his senior year of college basketball at Cal State Bakersfield, about to enjoy what he believed would be a season defined by good health and productive results.
Stats don’t lie? It’s debatable. They might fib a little.
The line barely is visible, but it exists.