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AA + DC = Perfect Team Chemistry

There is a good story in the DB that basically puts to rest any pipe dream Bruins haters might have had for a chemistry issue within Howland's program. We have read a lot of articles about AA's heart felt reflections following the Washington game. In yesterday's DB report AA followed up his Washington post-game comments by expressing full confidence in Darren's game:

Junior guard Afflalo, who was critical of Collison's performance against Washington, is particularly confident that Collison's shooting will bounce back for the Pac-10 Tournament.

"Darren's a self-motivated type of player, just as I am," Afflalo said. "He's not going to be distracted by anything - the next shot is a brand-new shot. It's all mental.

"If it comes down to it and there's time running down on the clock, Darren will make that shot."

For Collison, a big challenge will be gaining back that psychological edge he has had all year shooting the basketball.

"Sometimes it can be a mental thing when you're messing with yourself," Collison said. "But at the same time, you always have to be confident in yourself. If you know you can hit that shot, then you've got to shoot it with confidence." DC was quick to return the favor by raving about his unquestioned team captain, when asked to comment on all the accolades AA has been receiving this week: Afflalo's work ethic and determination this season have set a benchmark for the rest of the players on the team. That's why his teammates were thrilled to learn Monday that he had received Pac-10 Player of the Year honors.

"He's a leader, he sets an example, he never gets into trouble, and that's always something you want from your captain," Collison said.

"We don't have any seniors on the team, but I think everybody looks up to him." There you have it. I think that should take care of any speculation certain Bruin haters may be engaging based on Diane's out of context, misleading article from last Sunday. Pretty clear everyone in this team believes in each other.

They just need to come out and play (forty minutes of Ben Ball), and get the jobe done.

Go Bruins!!!!

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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