Meighan Simmons remodels game to better handle pressure

Meighan Simmons during the Lady Vols 2013 photo day Aug. 13. Entering her senior season, Simmons has worked on her skill set over the summer, especially in the areas of ball-handling and strength.
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Meighan Simmons during the Lady Vols 2013 photo day Aug. 13. Entering her senior season, Simmons has worked on her skill set over the summer, especially in the areas of ball-handling and strength. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

Ryan Simmons plays on a big stage and appreciates the potential for anxiety and frustration lurking in every square inch.

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wigmeister writes:

If she remembers that defense is important, and that assists are just as valuable as points scored, she should be awesome in her senior year. Just has to remember this is a team game.

johnlg00 writes:

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If she remembers that defense is important, and that assists are just as valuable as points scored, she should be awesome in her senior year. Just has to remember this is a team game.

Absolutely. It seems she and the staff have done a good job breaking down her game and pinpointing weaknesses. She seems to have done work to improve in those specific areas. There has never been any question in my mind that she has all the talent she needs, it's just always been a question of focus and poise for her. It should help that she is surrounded by an excellent team with different kinds of strengths. She may be the LVs' go-to player, but she doesn't have to be the only one.

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