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Tristan Thompson: Leader of the New School

It’s the eleventh and final day of the Senior Men’s National Team camp at the Air Canada Centre practice court. Tristan Thompson’s 6’9”, 227-pound frame is saturated in sweat. Even the shoelaces on his Nike Zoom Soldier VII’s are covered with a thin layer of perspiration after the two and a half hour practice. “Tristan goes so hard every practice,” says head coach Jay Triano. “He’s taken a leadership role as far as performance, but he’s also taken it by the way that he practices every day. He doesn’t back away from any drills, he doesn’t back away from any challenges. That’s the type of person you want leading your team.” Concluding each practice, Thompson spends another half hour working with Cleveland Cavaliers shooting coach […]

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Tristan Thompson: Leader Of The New School
Tristan Thompson: Leader Of The New School
It’s the eleventh and final day of the Senior Men’s National Team camp at the Air Canada Centre practice court. Tristan Thompson’s 6’9”, 227-pound frame is saturated in sweat. Even the shoelaces on his Nike Zoom Soldier VII’s are covered with a thin layer of perspiration after the two and a half hour practice. “Tristan goes so hard every practice,” says head coach Jay Triano. “He’s taken a leadership role as far as performance, but he’s also taken it by the way that he practices every day. He doesn’t back away from any drills, he doesn’t back away from any challenges. That’s the type of person you want leading your team.” Concluding each practice, Thompson spends another half hour working with Cleveland Cavaliers shooting coach […]
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