Some folks want to talk about there being no such thing as a clutch athlete. That it is really more about luck, being granted the right situation, and hoisting up a prayer that is actually answered. Well, those people are not completely wrong, but for the most part they are.
You do indeed need to be given the right situations to give yourself the opportunity to be clutch. If a player’s team is always winning, or losing by a huge margin, there won’t be a moment where a player would be able to define himself as clutch. Also, luck and prayers being answered do play a small role of shots going in at the buzzer, a very small role. If, at the end of the day, a player shows a habit of hitting game-winning or tying shots over and over again, I think it would be a safe bet to put the clutch tag on the player’s attributes.
This is where Florida State Seminoles guard Michael Snaer comes in. Up until last evening, Snaer already had two shots to help his team win some games. In a continuing trend, the sharpshooting guard did it again last night. Here is the video proof:
Florida State isn’t exactly having a monstrous season but they are still a fun team to watch, especially because of Snaer. Let’s just hope there is a way Snaer can transfer, magically remain eligible, and end up on a team that will be dancing in March.
A man can dream, can’t he?
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