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The ability to make adjustments is often an underrated trait in basketball players, and that doesn’t solely mean on the court. College players and students constantly have to deal with new situations, and at times, adversity. Kevin Dillard has dealt with a lot of change in the last few years, and he not only handled it, he learned to thrive.
After spending two years in his home state at Southern Illinois, where he averaged over 12 points and 4 assists per game, Dillard decided to transfer to Dayton. While the basketball opportunity was greater, it was not always an easy move.
“Southern Illinois was in my comfort zone,” said Dillard. “All of my friends were there and my family was close.” The move to Dayton was going to be full of adjustments, but Dillard so it as an opportunity for growth. “I got to meet new people and develop myself in a whole new culture,” recalled Dillard. “It really helped me with my people skills and gav...