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First Basketball Practice Day Pleases Ray

First Basketball Practice Day Pleases Ray

He intends to coach everybody up, make no mistake. Things are ultimately organized. At the same time, Rick Ray wants a little creativity from his Bulldogs in practice just as in games. A lot of creativity, in fact. "And it's kind of got to be chaotic," the coach said.

Chaos with a purpose though. As Mississippi State opened preseason, Ray wants to see returning players take what they learned in year-one of his motion-based offensive schemes and immediately apply them to practices. If that results in a little creative chaos, so much the better. "You want guys to try to figure some things out on their own without you explaining every single time," said Ray...

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