When I first found out that Robert Frozena, an Appleton native, had made the Marquette Golden Eagles as a walk-on, I was stunned. No one ever expected him to even try out for the team, much less make it. I had seen him play for two years at nearby Saint Mary’s Central (about a mile away from my house), where he single-handedly took over the game and beat my school’s team- the Appleton Xavier Hawks- two years straight. I currently attend Xavier, as a junior statistician, and although we had a tremendous team my freshman year, Frozena and his Zephrs always seemed to play spolier. He was both an exceptional basketball and baseball player, but at only 6’1, playing D-1 college ball almost seemed impossible. I truly admire a guy like that, who works his tail off to do what he loves, and for him that is basketball. Granted he got his fair share of breaks to get to this point (injuries), but hey, if you get an opportunity to play, you have to take it. Myself having several run-ins with coach Tom Crean, I can see just how good of a coach he really is. Hopefully, coach Crean can mold Frozena into a starter, because it’d sure be fun watching him play on TV. He’s an unknown guy, but he has already received seven minutes thusfar this season, scoring 3 points- all free throws. How ironic, the same way he killed us (Xavier) countless times. I wish Robert the best of luck, and continued successful as he matures as a college basketball player.
January 4, 2008
« Javon's plea to return holds no substance, sincerity – Sharp Packers eye first obstacle; a familiar foe »