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Old 02-16-2016, 01:20 PM   #1
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Daily Craig: Give me the lefty

As we gear up for the rest of a really disappointing NBA season in Houston, I THOUGHT I WOULD recall one my great moments in hoops. Of course, the highlights include 3 straight final 4 appearances by the U. OF. HOUSTON and 2 straight titles by the Rockets, but I like to remember fondly my own career (brief as it was) as a High School player. I was the 13th man on a 12 man squad. I never missed a practice and really did try to become a better player. Moving past the 12th man was my goal. Not lofty, but nevertheless, a goal.

Our team , the freshman squad of OLD SHS, had a road game against the Catholics. We were scheduled on a Wednesday to travel some 30 miles to a school named ST. BEDE ACADEMY. It gave the 12 guys a rare chance to eat a box lunch and ride on a bus. At the team meeting on game eve, the coach (Max Patrick, a history teacher who was 3 over .500 in drivers ed) announced I had made the travel squad. I was so proud. Max announced "Roberts is going because I know if I run out of smokes, he'll have some". What athlete wouldn't cherish that moment.

Early in the game I was put in replace Billy Ryan. Ryan was more astonished that I WAS. I stole 2 inbound passes that led to 4 points and then hit my one and only jumper. The whistle blew. The ST. BEDE coach must have seen enough. However, WE had called the time out and Ryan was back in for me. MY COACH had become the first to call a time out to break OUR MOMENTUM. I gotta see if I still have that box score.

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