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October 31, 2005

Brockman adjusting

Posted by Bob Condotta at 11:36 AM

Talked again with Jon Brockman the other day and came away again feeling that he is mature beyond his years, mentally as much as physically.

Still, that doesn't mean Brockman isn't having some struggles adjusting to Division I ball, even if he seems assured of a starting role this season.

"It's so much quicker," he said of UW's early practices. "It's just a huge adjustment from high school. Not everyone is 6-8 in high school. Every single play you have to be heads-up. In high school, I was pretty much the strongest guy on the court because I was the biggest. Here, everyone is as big or bigger than me so you just have to be ready every single play or you are going to get knocked down."

As for the practices, Brockman says those are also unlike anything he has ever experienced.

"They are hard and they are long," he said. "You have to always stay concentrating because every time the coaches talk, it's something you need to know. Something you need to remember."