From Michael Jordan’s obsession with rocking North Carolina shorts under his Chicago Bulls shorts during games to Serena Williams’ need to bounce the tennis ball five times before her first serve, athletes have long been believers that superstitions give them the added edge they need to get in the zone before games.
Every week we’ll take a look at some of the wackiest superstitions athletes and coaches from around the country implement.
This week we caught up with Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) swingman Roschon Prince, a Southern Cal commit.
The Superstition: The Silent Bus Ride
The Breakdown: “We don’t talk on the way to the games. Some guys joke around and laugh and things like that, but for us it’s time to focus. We don’t do all of that talking and singing because the difference between wins and losses most times is your focus. It probably sounds crazy for a bunch of teenagers not to be joking around on a bus to a game, but we take it serious.”
The Why: “It just gives us time to think about what exactly we have to do to beat that specific team. Every team is different so you really have to think about what you’re gonna do before you get there. It works for us.”
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