After covering IU for all of the years in which Rod Wilmont played, I had seen this kind of thing before of him draining unconscious threes and jumping into passing lanes for steals and finishing off with a flying dunk that lifts fans from their seats.
It was just nice to see it again.
Wilmont was clearly the spark in the Mad Ants' 94-81 D-League victory over Springfield on Thursday night at Memorial Coliseum.
Going into the fourth quarter with 1-for-6 shooting from the floor, Wilmont once again became "Hot Rod" and scored 12 of his 14 points in less than a seven-minute span.
"You've seen me play," Wilmont told me after the game. "I need to bring that energy every night."
I'm not sure if he can match that kind of energy every night. It was just good to see it again for at least one.