|Mark guarding Bruce Douglas of Quincy.|
|Son, Corey in Oklahoma HS All-Star game.|
|Mark & wife, Kim with daughters who both played for|
Colorado State Univ.
Massey- You were such a great example of what can happen when someone just keeps working. There had to be times you felt discouraged about whether you were going to ever get to play. Do you remember times when you were close to give up on playing basketball? What made you stick with it?
Mark- A few years ago I heard a story about Sam Cassell. How much he just loved to play. He said if he didn't make it playing organized ball he would still be playing somewhere. I guess that was me too. I just loved to play. The flow, the constant decision making, the illusion, the teamwork, the competition, the next play, the game point, the feeling after of satisfaction of a win or the perseverance of a competitor to say, "I got next" after a loss. Pickup games/sports do not have an agenda, a winner a loser, and respect either way if you compete. I loved the freedom when on the court. No problems, worries, agendas. Just the game!
|Mark shooting over Eric Johnson at the|
Johnson's outdoor court.
|Son, Corey who played for Central Oklahoma.|
|Mark with one of his many championship teams. His|
daughters played on this team.