Al Edwards recently caught up with Bentley freshman forward Andrew Shaw to discuss his transition to college basketball with one of the Northeast-10's top teams, the Bentley University Falcons. Here's his story, which appeared in the Jan. 18 edition of the paper and online at www.journaltribune.com..
By AL EDWARDS
Sports Editor, Biddeford Journal Tribune
What he didn't realize is that, in addition to eventually earning a degree, he would receive an advanced education in college basketball.
Shaw, who played three stellar varsity seasons with the Thornton Academy Golden Trojans, has been playing basketball most of his life. When he walked on to Bentley's campus in the fall, however, he learned quickly that he had a long way to go to become a good basketball player.
"It's been a learning experience," he said in a phone interview this week. "College is a lot different than high school. The season's longer, preparation starts when you get to school, and it's a lot more demanding."
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