Young motivated by late coaches

Forward rededicated self to game after OSU's Budke, Serna died in a plane crash

Updated: April 16, 2013, 3:35 AM ET
By Kate Fagan | espnW

BRISTOL, Conn. -- "Potential" means you haven't done anything yet -- or so the saying goes.

Toni Young heard it a lot from coach Kurt Budke during her first two seasons at Oklahoma State. "Potential is just what you can be," Budke would say to Young. Sometimes he might change the phrasing, but the point was always the same: Young had a long way to go.

Every day, Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna tried to light a fire under the 6-foot-2 forward. ...

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