Found March 11, 2014 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
MADISON, Wis. -- During the nights when everything hurt most, when basketball felt like a chore and the voices in his head dredged up old insecurities insisting he wasn't good enough, Traevon Jackson sunk deeper into despair. He had been so strong-willed from a young age, able to pull himself out of these funks and quell his fears by staying in the gym hoisting jump shots and outworking anybody on his team. But something was missing last year that he couldn't quite explain. And so, he walked around campus angry at himself and the world, wondering if all the time and sacrifice was worth it to play basketball at the University of Wisconsin. "The negativity would manifest itself to the point where honestly I didn't even want to play," Jackson says. "I questioned it a lot. I questioned it because I got to a point where I didn't love the game anymore. I felt like it was more of a job." Teenage boys go to college hoping, in part, to learn something abou...
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