FORT COLLINS — Anthony Bonner has had an up and down two-plus years at Colorado State. With both his shooting numbers and playing time inconsistent, he freely admits it’s been tough to maintain his confidence.
And like most things in life, confidence is crucial for a shooter.
He’ll have a much easier time keeping his head up after leading Colorado State to a 66-58 victory over visiting Texas State on Sunday at Moby Arena in what was the redshirt sophomore’s best game yet as a Ram.
The guard from Lawrence, Kansas, matched a career-high with 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting and helped hold off a second-half comeback by the Bobcats with a late 3-pointer, part of a clutch 3-of-4 performance from behind the arc.
“It’s real tough, but I just see it all as part of the process of becoming a better basketball player, becoming more mentally tough as a person,” he said of trying to stay positive. “My teammates and coaches do a really nice job of keeping my head in it and always telling me to shoot the ball. ‘You can do this, you can do that. Just believe in yourself.’”