Denis Clemente knows what it’s like to be the center of attention.
A year ago, when the Kansas State senior guard went to Texas and scored a whopping 44 points against the Longhorns, he became a marked man.
Every defense he faced for the rest of the season drew up double teams against him, and tried to make the Wildcats find offense in other places. If they were to lose to K-State, so be it. But under no circumstances did they want to be shot down by Clemente.
So he of all people can relate to BYU’s Jimmer Fredette today. After scoring 37 against Florida, K-State will try to gang up on him today the same way teams around the Big 12 ganged up on Clemente a year ago.
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“It can be tough,” Clemente said. “But you’ve just got to go out there and challenge yourself.” (more…)