Originally written January 04, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
Theres a quote on the walls of the stairway leading up to the practice gym at WakeForest University. A quote that Orlando Magic point guard Ishmael Smith repeated countless times as he climbed that stairway in the late hours of the night and the early hours of the morning. A quote he still repeats today, now three years out of college and finding his way in the NBA. The quote reads: There are only two types of players, three to six players or six to three players. Which one are you?My coach, Skip Prosser used to ask us that all the time. Smith explained. He would tell us that if we want to be the best we have to put in extra time outside of our practices, which were from three oclock in the afternoon to six in the evening. That extra time, from six to three, is the reason why Smith undrafted out of college has found a home with the Magic. After practices, he can be seen following behind one of the assistant coaches, listening attentively to whatever lesson is being taught.I ask a ...
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