JB3 Blog: A Quick Look Back & Summer Update

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    By Jerry Brown III / Fresno State Men's Basketball

    Jerry Brown ActionAfter my first year of college basketball, I have realized that success at this level takes more than just pure athletic ability.

    In order to reach your full potential as a Division 1 athlete at Fresno State, a student-athlete has to be committed in the classroom and also on the court.  As a new Bulldog, I had to learn how to balance competing with my talented teammates for playing time and staying dedicated in the classroom.  I found myself on several different occasions barely getting the job done on both ends, athletically and academically, but as my school year progressed, I found myself getting used to balancing the two.  I feel like I ended up in great standing on the court, and most importantly, in the classroom.


    Even though our season did not end as well as we expected, I still feel that we have a lot of potential as a team. By saying so, it is up to us to go out this summer and work hard to achieving our goal of winning a WAC championship and reaching our full potential.

    As many might know, we are losing three starters from last year's team. This will be a challenge, but it can also be viewed as a positive for us, because we are adding several different players who have the natural ability to compete. I feel that the guys joining us are going to work hard and play with a chip on their shoulder knowing that there are opportunities up for grabs. This will just add competition for everyone, in which we will get better as a team.

    As of right now, we are lifting weights, conditioning, skill development, and attending summer school to continue to get closer to earning our degrees.

    Summer is when teams get better and grow closer as a team.

    -Jerry Brown III

    P.S. Thank you to the fans for supporting Fresno State Athletics. Go Red Wave!

    Jerry Brown III is a member of the Fresno State men's basketball team.  The JB3 Blog will chronicle Jerry and the Bulldogs' journey in preparing for the 2010-11 season.  He is a native of Richmond, Calif., and fluent in American Sign Language.  To contact Jerry, please e-mail Stephen Trembley of Fresno State Athletics Communications at strembley@csufresno.edu.

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    I am excited for the season to start hopefully there will be changes this year for the program, and the players who earn their positions and actually work hard get to play in the game.

    Nice words Jerry!

    You guy's will do just fine. Keep working hard!

    Can't wait to check out Bulldog Basketball next year!

    GO DOGS!

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