Players reflect on season regrets

March, 5, 2012
Call him greedy, unsatisfied or, perhaps, unfulfilled. But even after a season of averaging 31 points per game, dominating countless times on ESPN and capping it all off with a state title, Shabazz Muhammad has a regret or two about the season as a whole.

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Dave TelepT.J. Warren said he wouldn't change a thing about his one-loss season at Brewster.
“There’s always something you could’ve done better,” said Muhammad, a senior swingman who is ranked No. 2 in the ESPNU 100.

Plenty of players shared Muhammad’s sentiments when we asked them what, if anything, would they have changed about this past season.

Shabazz Muhammad
Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), 2012, SF

The thing I would’ve changed this season…
“That’s hard because I feel like I did pretty well this season with a lot of stuff. But I guess one of the things that I probably would take back is the game against Findlay Prep [Henderson, Nev.]. I want to get one more shot at them.”

Brannen Greene
Mary Persons (Monroe, Ga.), 2013, SG
Committed to: Kansas

The thing I would’ve changed this season…
“I would’ve let [my teammates] know I had all the confidence in the world in them and see where that would’ve gotten us. We had too many players with low self-esteem when it came to the court. I think that may have translated to game production.”

Wayne Selden
Tilton (Tilton, N.H.), 2014, SG

The thing I would’ve changed this season…
“I would’ve worked harder. Being hurt now and being out for the rest of the high school season, I wish I would’ve worked harder. I had those days of practice where I didn’t go as hard and I just took my health for granted. I was fully capable of going hard all the time but I slacked some days. Overall, I just wish I would’ve put forth more effort in the weight room and in practice. But when I get back healthy there’s no doubt that I’m gonna go harder than ever.”

T.J. Warren
Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.), 2012, SF
Signed to: North Carolina State

The thing I would’ve changed this season…
“Nothing. Looking back, Brewster has developed me into a better player and an even better person. This is the best team I have ever played with. I feel like we could’ve beaten some D-I colleges. And it’s gonna be fun working toward this national title.”

Nerlens Noel
Tilton (Tilton, N.H.), 2012, C

The thing I would’ve changed this season…
“I definitely would’ve hit more of my free throws against Brewster at the Hoophall. I think that made the difference in us losing that game.”

Kris Jenkins
Gonzaga College (Washington, D.C.), 2013, PF

The thing I would’ve changed this season…
“I would’ve changed that last foul call in the semifinals against DeMatha. I fouled out on that one and I feel like we would’ve had a better chance to win the game if I was in there.”

Isaiah Lewis
Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.), 2013, SG

The thing I would’ve changed this season…
“Is definitely getting more rest when we’re on the road at big tournaments. That lack of sleep definitely had an impact on the way I played. I’d get a lot more sleep.”

Jason Jordan is the basketball editor for ESPNHS. He can be reached at Don't forget to follow him on Twitter: @JayJayESPN.



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