"The Golden Arches"!

Your team is up by 2.... 00:10 left on the clock. The momentum is with you. The home crowd is going wild. Your bench has exploded in excitement knowing you are about to win the biggest game of the year. Your defense is set, in the face of every opponent on the floor. Ready to shut down your enemy and erupt in celebration. But the one player in the State of Arizona who THRIVES on this kinda pressure...

Your team is up by 2.

00:10 left on the clock.

The momentum is with you.

The home crowd is going wild.

Your bench has exploded in excitement knowing you are about to win the biggest game of the year.

Your defense is set, in the face of every opponent on the floor.

Ready to shut down your enemy and erupt in celebration.

But the one player in the State of Arizona who THRIVES on this kinda pressure, screams for the ball, and has the confidence, coolness and cockiness knowing it ain't over until Todd Golden say's it is, catches the ball and smiles. Coz it's going down baybee!

There are players that can shoot, but then once in a short while a player comes along THAT CAN SHOOT. This year on Dunlap St. there is no need for Mickey D's to set up shop, coz the "The Golden Arches" are in full view.

Todd Golden, a 6'1" Sr. southpaw Guard from 4A State Champ Sunnyslope High School is ready for a coming out party. He dabbled in Club Ball this summer, and his senior campaign will no doubt bring the recognition and respect his game deserves. Already people are saying Golden needs strength and size to play at the DI level. Well I say, "Golden can play at that level right now"!

This kid can shoot, create his own shots and just plain loves competition. Does he need strength and size? Yes, but at the next level he will develop, and mature physically. What Golden can do is shoot, which is a hot commodity at the DI level. Remember a SOAZ baller from U of A named Steve Kerr? Non-recruited outta High School. "Cool Hand" Lute found him in a gym in August. Kerr was thin, weak and looked 14 years old, yet he could SHOOT. Loved the game, and had the heart to force his way into a player. Golden and his bag full of 3's will do the same!

Recruiting is not an exact science, yet coaches and recruiters act like there is a formula for evaluating talent that is set in stone. A low-mid major program HAS to sign Golden. He will develop into a game winner, and could turn the recruiter who "finds him" into a recruiting genius. Golden's name will come across many a coaches desk next spring with the comment, "why did we miss on this kid". I'll tell ya why, because in the world of recruiting and politics, Golden falls into the category of "nice DII player". Well, Todd Golden will prove everyone wrong, and fall into the lap of a DI program and repeat this same scenario all over again:

Your college team is up by 2.

00:10 left on the clock.

The momentum is with you.

The home crowd is going wild.

Your bench has exploded in excitement knowing you are about to win the biggest game of the year.

Your defense is set, in the face of every opponent on the floor.

Ready to shut down your enemy and erupt in celebration.

But the one NCAA DI player who THRIVES on this kinda pressure, screams for the ball, and has the confidence, coolness and cockiness knowing it ain't over until Todd Golden say's it is, catches the ball and smiles. Coz it's going down baybee!

Coach T


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