Another Day In Paradise - November 15

GO HUSKIES NIU senior guard Ryan Paradise is averaging a team-best 15.3 points-per-game for the Huskies.
GO HUSKIES
NIU senior guard Ryan Paradise is averaging a team-best 15.3 points-per-game for the Huskies.
GO HUSKIES

Nov. 15, 2007

Northern Illinois senior guard Ryan Paradise will update his blog throughout the season and keep Huskie fans posted about the NIU men's basketball team.

Back after a rough weekend at the Northern Iowa tournament. We got back after it this week in practice, putting in a few new things that should help us out. I had to sit out a practice after being a little banged up, but I've been back in the mix the last couple of days. I think we got some good work done and taken steps forward to accomplishing some of our goals.

As a team, we're really coming together. The more we play together the tighter we are becoming as a unit. We seem to be getting the hang of what Coach Patton expects from each of us, and as a team in general. Our veterans have the toughest transition after being trained in a different program for a few years, but I'm enjoying playing under Coach Patton. His passion rubs off on us and his "thoughts for the day" I believe really gets everyone to think beyond the basketball court. (And that's a good thing every once in a while).

On another note, I'm really excited about going down to play Southern Illinois. I've been hoping to get a chance to play them since I arrived at Northern, and I think it's a good thing to get back to playing some "Illinois teams" again. They're where we are trying to get to, a tournament team and a highly ranked mid-major program. The atmosphere should be great down there and I think this will be a great experience for us as a team. I've played with and against Southern's guard Bryan Mullins since I was in the 8th grade and it'll be fun to play against him one last time before I'm outta here.

It's gonna be a long trip so I'll be sure to pack up the Entourage DVD'S and grab a few good movies for the bus ride. Hope to bring back a major upset win!


 

 

Until next time,

Ryan Paradise #10

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