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Relphorde adjusting to life on the front range

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Mar 20, 2009
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    Boulder's foothills and trails are a long way from Chicago's concrete jungle. Marcus Relphorde has had time adjusting to that.

    He'll be fine. Adjusting to new surroundings has become one of the Colorado junior forward's strong suits.

    When the curtain opens on Colorado's season tonight against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Relphorde will officially be playing for his fifth coach — and fifth different system — in five years. That kind of yearly change either breaks a person or forces him to become a quick study.

    Relphorde considers himself the latter.

    "I'm used to it now, just coming into a new team, asserting myself with all of the new guys and learning a new coach's system," Relphordesaid. "I've been doing it for a while."

    Still, CU coach Jeff Bzdelik acknowledges, "That's tough on a young man, to every year be constantly learning a new system where he has to learn where his shots are coming from and where he can get shots for his teammates."

    Read on...

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