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Mama's Boy, And Proud of It
PHIL TAYLOR
October 11, 2010
Isn't he just like his mama? That's what folks in Knoxville used to say about Tyler Summitt when he was a little boy, tagging along with his mother like a tiny assistant. Maybe they sensed something. Summit, now a walk-on point guard at Tennessee, gets up before the sun at least twice a week and goes to the Hill, the ramp that rises from ground level toward the upper deck of Neyland Stadium. He sprints the incline repeatedly, until his lungs burn, before moving on after classes to hours of agility drills, weight work and skill sessions. It isn't the same as working on the family tobacco and dairy farm from dawn to dusk, as his mother sometimes did as a child, but it's not so different either. Summitt thrives on basketball and hard work, and yes, that's just like his mama.
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October 11, 2010

Mama's Boy, And Proud Of It

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