overheard from a dimly lit corner of a quiet room,
There are seven spots around the arc that Jon Diebler visits most days after practice. How long he spends at each is up to him. "I have to make eight of 10 threes to move on to the next spot," he said. "If I don't, I have to do that spot over."
what his coaches say
"The number of shots the guy has taken after practice doubles anybody else in college basketball, I guarantee it," said Archie Miller, who in his first season as an Ohio State assistant has spent hours coaching Diebler after practice and at other times Diebler wants to work on his game.
"He's a gym rat," said Miller, who, like Diebler, is the son of a high school coach. "He embraces coaching. He embraces getting better. He doesn't care how bad he shot it or how well, or whether we won or lost. His mind-set is to get better."
The dividends might be starting.