Sunday, February 15, 2009

Basketball as medicine

Jeff Jones is back in the starting line-up for Dave Leitao's Virginia Cavs. He started 25 games at the 2-guard spot as a freshman last season.

But this season, "he didn't make his first start until the team's 19th game. He dealt with his reduced role by practicing harder."

"Just work hard at practice, every single day," he said. "I try to give it my all and give it extra hours in the gym, so when your opportunity comes, you can take advantage of it. You got to stay positive, because in everybody's life there's going to be adversity. There are definitely going to be some down days, but when you're down, you get into the gym and keep working out. It's like medicine. It's like basketball is medicine."