UPDATE II(3/28) 5:15 pm:So I wrote the original post below back in November before the season got started. How cool is it to see now this kind of article from ESPN appreciating Ced popping up all over in the national websites:
"Personally, it would be a great feeling, just to end my career on a good note," Bozeman said. "I've been through a lot of ups and downs. I've always been a team guy. Just to see this come to a place like this, it will be great and very special. I'll cherish it for the rest of my life."
UPDATE I(12/15 8:50 am EST):Nice article in the LA Times today on Ced coming around without his brace. As I wrote here more than a month ago, I am pulling for this kid. And so far it looks like he is coming around rather nicely without his brace and meshing in well with Jordan, AA, and DC, while playing well at the 4 at times sharing time with Luc. And he is also alleviating the impact of the loss of Shipp during the early part of the season, and his return should make our team stronger. Goo story all around. Let's hope it continues. GO BRUINS.-N
Some encouraging news from the hoops team practice. Ced is now practicing without a brace:
Bozeman, who sat out last year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, worked out and practiced with a knee brace the past two months but really didn't need it.
He might not be playing point guard for the Bruins anymore but he has a versatile role - being able to play three positions - and he played well in the team's exhibition game against Carleton University on Friday.
"I got so comfortable with (the brace)," Bozeman said. "I was so used to it but I knew it was time to let it go. I feel a lot lighter. I have a lot more freedom."
His most important contribution - especially with center Michael Fey still out with a groin injury - could be rebounding and he tied for a team-high eight in that category. Bozeman will play the 2-, 3- and 4-guard positions. He even worked on posting up in practice on Monday.
This is a great kid who deserves to leave Westwood on a great note. Let's hope he turns out to be the feel good story of this year's hoops season. I am rooting for him. Go Bruins.