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If the first step to recovery is acknowledgement, Winston Shepard is on his way to rediscovering his shooting touch.
He puts his hand in the air. He nods. He admits it.
He’s in a slump.
“From the NBA level all the way down, players go through stretches like this,” Shepard said Monday. “It happens to be my turn right now. I’m not going to let it get me down, I’m not going to let it shake my confidence. I’m not hurt. I don’t have any excuses for it. It’s one of those things that happens to all players.
“I’m just a little down and a little upset that it’s happening now.”
The numbers aren’t pretty. In the 22 games after a one-game suspension that seemed to ignite his sophomore season, Shepard shot 46.4 percent and averaged 12.5 points. In the four games since: 23.3 percent and 7 points.
He’s been 2 of 11, 4 of 15, 3 of 11, 1 of 6.
And no, he insists, his left wrist is not still injured. He fell awkwardly on it at Boise State on Feb. 5, then wore a small brace three days later
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