Three Points: First Week of TSU Men's Basketball Practice Complete
Monday, October 8, 2018
Three Points: First Week of TSU Men's Basketball Practice Complete

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NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State men’s basketball team is just over a week into official practices in preparation for the 2018-19 season.

Throughout the summer and the start of fall practices, first-year Head Coach Brian “Penny” Collins has worked to blend six returning letterwinners with four players who redshirted in 2017-18 and five newcomers.

Collins checked in with TSUTigers.com with three early observations from official practices.

  1. THE ENERGY LEVEL IS HIGH
    “I’ve been extremely impressed with how well our guys have been able to sustain energy for an entire practice. They’ve come in with a lot of spirit. They’ve done a good job of showing how much they care about each other from play-to-play. If they can continue to do that, it can be infectious, and it helps continue to create our culture.”

  2. THE TEAM IS SHOOTING THE BALL WELL
    “Our guys have been putting a lot of time into shooting, and it’s really starting to pay off. We’re shooting at a high clip. The fact that we put the work in, there are a handful of guys that have shown that they can shoot it well from the perimeter.”

  3. VALUING THE BALL IS A POINT OF EMPHASIS
    “Seeing that we want to play fast, the importance of valuing each possession has increased tremendously. So far in practice, we’ve put a premium on eliminating turnovers.”

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