-- Mark Turgeon, before Texas A&M vs. Kansas State last season. Middleton hit a jumper that night, steadily hit more as the season progressed, and now he is a first team All-Big 12 performer. "Starting to come together Pepper, starting to come together."
-- Manager Lou Brown from the movie "Major League" Ask anyone about their first year in college and usually it is the worst of the "best four years of my life." Whether you are stuck in a dorm with someone with B.O., stuck with a frat big bro who is merciless, or just stuck at a school in which you feel miscast, outcast and maybe a little homesick, first-year students often struggle. Now imagine you are going through at least some of the same issues on and off the floor. Additionally, your body is maturing, you have started to add strength in a weight program and you are practicing and playing harder than you ever have in your life.
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