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Are you tough enough?

A former star player provides perspective on the mental side of recruiting

Updated: April 4, 2012, 2:44 PM ET
By Lindsey Wilson | HoopGurlz

College coaches want to see recruits who are mentally tough. They need players who can handle disappointment and frustration, who compete fearlessly. They don't care if you make a mistake, but they do care how you react to that mistake. They watch closely to see who can deal with negative feedback from a coach or a referee. They watch how a player reacts to pressure during the final minutes -- her shot selection, decision making and leadership -- more than whether they make or miss a last-second ...

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