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January 10, 2008

BLOGGIN' IN THE PAINT: NU star focuses on hoops amid personal losses

Jan. 10

Hey everyone, this is Charron, finally returning to blog. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a great New Year’s. Everything has been good for me on the court, and average at best personally.

I lost a cousin and an uncle this break, which hit me pretty hard and forced me to take some time away from blogging. My success on the court has kept me going and I feel that I have been playing pretty well which I contribute to the fact that I have refocused my attitude and have been playing with my late family members on my mind. I am back to blogging though, and ready to start the New Year.

Basketball has been going extremely well these last few weeks. As many of you may know, I have moved up on the points per game list, and am now leading the country in scoring. This is both good, for obvious reasons, and bad as well. Now that I am the leading scorer, I am getting a lot more attention on the court. I am seeing a lot of tougher defenses and teams are really focusing more on me. Because of this though, our opponents are forcing the rest of my team to beat them, which really has brought out the best in my teammates.

We are on a nice winning streak right now and the team and I are very focused on keeping it alive. We thought before that we were struggling on the road but then we pulled together and got a really good Big East win against St. John’s earlier this season. Our young guys are playing with so much confidence and it is really benefiting the whole team. Since that crucial win we have won two more non-conference contests and two big MAAC road games.

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