10 College Basketball Players Who Need to Hit the Weight Room

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10 College Basketball Players Who Need to Hit the Weight Room
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Incoming NC State freshman, Tyler Lewis

Success in the weight room is critical to success on the court. Professional athletes are bigger and stronger now than ever before. Well, this transformation into a superhuman begins while still in college. 

When somebody is first learning a sport, the weight room is an afterthought. Nobody is going to tell a 14-year-old who can't post-up a defender that he needs to bench-press 40 more pounds. At a certain point, though, the focus shifts. 

While it is true that any self-respecting, skilled professional still spends hours upon hours working on technique, the primary purpose of this type of individual practice is to make slight adjustments and avoid regressions. However, at a certain level, success becomes near impossible if a player is unable to match up strength-wise. A strict gym regiment becomes anything but extraneous. 

Some make this transition sooner than others.

Here are 10 college basketball players who need to hit the weight room. 

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