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March 17, 2008

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Faces of a champion

What does it take to win a national title? We asked ...

Jeff GibbsJeff Gibbs, Otterbein

Then: Senior center, Otterbein 2002 national championship team. Most Outstanding player, 2002 NCAA Tournament

Now: In his fourth season playing basketball professionally in Germany.

To win a national championship, you need ...

Well-respected coaches
and dedicated players

"To win a national championship, you need a coach who is well respected and who you want to play for, players who are dedicated to win and play hard for 40 minutes.

"You need two types of players: 1) Who has to be the voice of the team (leader) and to keep players in line, 2) A guy who leads by example and take charge when their team needs them.”

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