MADISON, Wis. It would be easy for anger and resentment to overwhelm Zach Bohannon's mind as each Wisconsin game passes with him watching from the bench. The clock is ticking down on his college basketball career, and despite putting in the work, any playing time rewards have been modest at best this season.
Yet Bohannon, a 6-foot-6 redshirt junior forward, remains practical about the situation. Not every player is meant to be a star. Instead, he is simply grateful to have found a program and a coach willing to take a chance on him.
"Obviously at times you get frustrated, but it's one of those things that you know in the long run it's going to work out," Bohannon said. "I knew this is what it was going to be. My dad has helped me mature throughout the situation. He's like, Zach, you know what your limitations are. You know what you can bring. Just do the things you do well and don't let the weaknesses get in the way.' "