Not that Musselman would have had problems with Sills if the coach had dictated Sills be all D without a shot.
Misunderstanding a TV reporter’s Media Day question amid the din reveals Desi Sills’ team approach. Sills was asked how excited he is to start the season which he heard as how excited is he to start?
“To be honest I don’t care if I start or not,” Sills replied. “I’m a team guy. I’ve always been a team guy. Whatever Coach says is where they need me I’m going to do. If I start, OK. If I come off the bench, I still have got to what I’ve got to do to help this team win.”
Musselman knows all that from not only seeing
Sills’ attitude and work ethic himself, but how his teammates see Sills.
Whether his returning teammates from last season or the recruits that Musselman has added, they like what they see in Desi Sills.
“We had the players all vote on who worked the hardest,” Musselman said. “We had three different categories, leadership, working hard
and who got in off hours and Desi graded out the highest amongst his peers. That was not anything with myself or the coaches. I had the guys vote on that. So I would say we have to talk about Desi just because of what his teammates thought about happened in the offseason.”
“I appreciate them and am very thankful for them voting me because I put in the time here,” Sills said. “I took the
offseason very personal to elevate my game.”
Sills’ already elevated determination has been elevated again by tragedy.
“I went back to Jonesboro (during the Sept. 20-21 weekend to a funeral for one of my best guys, Ja’quaun Smith. We called him “Big Money.” He passed away in a car accident. So I’m dedicating this season to Big Money. I’m dedicating the whole season to him.”
Bryant junior defensive lineman Rodrico Martin, 53, senior linebacker Cameron Scarlett, 43, and sophomore lineman Zacchaeus Joneskertis swarm to tackle a Catholic player in a 56-7 trouncing of the Rockets Friday at Hornet Stadium in Bryant. The Hornets stayed undefeated this year at 5-0 overall, 2-0 in the 7A Central Conference.