Award Spurs Hymes to Work Even Harder

Evan Hymes

Feb. 1, 2013

Siena point guard Evan Hymes didn't know he'd won an award on Monday until he heard it from his father, who lives in North Carolina.

Darryl Hymes congratulated his son on being named Co-Player of the Week in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. He also used the occasion for motivation.

"He found out before I knew and texted me and said, 'Just stay focused,' " Evan Hymes said. "'You know you're having an up-and-down year. Just got to keep working and staying focused.' "

Hymes took the message to heart and stayed after practice on Wednesday, shooting jump shots with assistant coach Craig Carter.

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