It’s not easy to guard the opposing team’s best player.
To be told it’s your job to keep a standout opponent from torching your team on a given night? Most people would shy away from a challenge like that in their second sport.
Stagg’s TJ Griffin Jr. isn’t like most people.
“I find joy in that,” he said. “If someone’s like, ‘Oh, that’s their best player,’ I’m like, ‘OK, let’s see what he can do against me.’ Let’s have a battle.”
Casey Drottar is a Freelance Sports Reporter for The Associated Press, the Chicago Tribune and Shaw Media. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook