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Bertrand Responds Positively To Competition

Joseph Bertrand (Jack Lyman)

Some basketball players dominate at the high school level. They realize they are better than the competition, so they take advantage. Others like Sterling's Joseph Bertrand need a higher competition level to push them to another level. Based on early returns from informal summer workouts, Bertrand has stepped up his game.

Joseph Bertrand is one of a group of four outstanding freshmen now enrolled at the University of Illinois. The former Sterling standout was an enigma in high school, showing great ability in some games and then sleepwalking through others. The rap on him was his lack of consistency in showing off his athleticism and talent. But despite his ups and downs, he seemed to rise to the occasion when...

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