Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 11/30/12
Max Bielfeldt, redshirt freshman forward and a Peoria, Ill. native, spoke with the media Friday about what it will be like playing against his hometown team, how it feels to finally have shoes that fit him and more. You can watch using the embedded media player below or read selected notes and quotes after the jump. On how having really wide feet has affected his shoe selection: “I was trying to make things work, fitting orthotics into smaller shoes as a temporary thing. It worked fine for me for a while.” Once he started feeling pain, he knew he needed to get some custom-sized shoes. He’ll be wearing them the rest of the season and they “feel great.” “At the big position especially we have so much size and talent and experience, too. It’s tough to get in there.” Being on a successful team makes the lack of minutes “not so painful.” Bielfeldt attended the Bradley-Michigan State game from a few years ago when the Spartans came in a a ranked team. “When a Big Ten team comes to town …
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