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Mike Shaw Working To Prove Critics Wrong

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Young basketball prodigies are placed under tremendous scrutiny. Everyone loves to watch stars in the making, but signs of imperfection are criticized. Some can tolerate the pressure, while others struggle to maintain their games and their sanity through their ordeal. DeLaSalle forward Mike Shaw is working hard to prove himself all over again.

Mike Shaw burst onto the scene at a young age. Already 6'-8" as a freshman at DeLaSalle, he was ranked among the top five players nationally in his class. According to his high school coach Tom White, it has been difficult for him to adapt to the pressure of that ranking, especially when his team is losing. "Right now, I think he's taking everything on him. It's got to be me, it's got to be my...

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