MAKE. YOUR. DARN. FREE. THROWS.
Brian’s response? Okay. Sure. You got it. He shot 26 free throws this weekend and made every. single. one. Yes. 26-26. We don’t care who you are and at what level you play -sixth grade select to NBA, if you go 26/26 from the line during game play, that is freaking impressive.
We have a policy on not blaming end-of-game free throws on losses, because there are plenty of things people can do leading up to that point in order to not make those free throws so critical, and yet… We’re positive thinkers (mostly) and so we’ll go ahead and give Brian McGill credit for nailing the game sealing free throws.
Seriously though: Just two really, really, really good games. It makes us wonder what would have happened had he decided to actually pay attention to the student part of the phrase student athlete. No doubt he’d be right in the race with Andy for player-of-the-year. And you guys are like “your rules determine who you name player of the year, you could modify them for Brian.”
No, no we can’t because that would compromise our personal integrity. Particularly in the case of Brian, because we dealt with a similar issue. We applied for our major at the end of sophomore year, the paperwork got lost, it was never caught, and all of a sudden it was the first week of senior year and we still hadn’t been admitted to our major. Guess what happened? They shoved the paperwork through, no harm no foul, because we had plenty of credits; it was only the piece of paper. The fact that Brian didn’t have enough credits to be considered a senior in his fifth year of college says some really, really bad things about his personal accountability.
That being said: He has more than earned player of the week, we got lots of fun feedback about him and how amazing he is from the people around us this past weekend, and aside from the school stuff and implicated character question marks: He’s a darn good basketball player.