Sitting out for a year because of NCAA transfer rules is tough. If you don’t believe me just ask Ryan Harrow and Julius Mays. Both players said that they contemplated giving up while having to sit out and watch their teammates play. It is a hard thing to do when you have to do all the behind the scenes work like the other players but never get any time on the floor. Really, you have to be disciplined and a special person to do it.
“It was tough. I felt like a practice dummy. I practiced, didn’t play, didn’t go to any games, didn’t travel anywhere — it was just real hard,” Mays said. “It almost feels like you are doing it all for nothing. Those were the times I just wanted to quit.”
“It was hard knowing that I got to do everything that they do (his teammates) — I have to wake up in the morning, lift weights, I have to do these hard practices and run these sprints,” Harrow said. “But I’m not going to get on the floor (in a game). I would have my down days.”