Mental Buckets Recap: Anthony Bennett

Mental Buckets Recap: Anthony Bennett

February 26, 2021

By Ellie Lieberman

Five-star recruit out of high school. Number one pick in the NBA Draft. Too quiet to lead. These are all labels that Anthony Bennett has worn through the years. After listening to this episode of Mental Buckets, it will become clear that Bennett is a fighter. He's overcome injury, ignored the doubters, and continuously worked to sustain a pro career in the NBA, the G-League, and internationally. Learn more about the fire that continues to drive Bennett towards basketball success, and the veteran players who've supported him, regardless of what challenges he's faced with.

Bennett discusses overcoming these obstacles, and especially the perception of him, in his conversation with Packie and Mike. He remembers the ups and downs of his basketball career thus far, such as the games he felt unstoppable.

“Honestly I can’t even really describe it. We’re not gonna get dogged, you know, on TV,” Bennett said of his UNLV vs Cal game in college in which he had 25 points. “Everybody had that same mentality. It’s just you gotta go out there and fight.”

More than anything, he gets candid about the ins and outs of life as a pro hooper, and what it takes day in and day out, to maintain success, a healthy lifestyle, and mental strength. Tune into this must-listen episode of Mental Buckets.




Also in News

Meet the newest addition to the UPB Family: Michael Orlich
Meet the newest addition to the UPB Family: Michael Orlich

July 22, 2021

“The closest people I've met in my life have all been through the game of basketball, and the coolest places I've ever been or experienced have usually been through the game of basketball,” Orlich said.

Read More

Aidan Braccia’s hard work pays off during his junior year, and he’s just getting started
Aidan Braccia’s hard work pays off during his junior year, and he’s just getting started

July 15, 2021

Currently, Braccia has four offers to take his game to the collegiate level. He has offers from the University of Hawaii, American University, University of Alabama at Birmingham and the most recent, San Jose State.

Read More

Frankie Ferrari finishes up year two in Spain, looks forward to what year three has in store
Frankie Ferrari finishes up year two in Spain, looks forward to what year three has in store

July 08, 2021

Ferrari said living in Spain compared to his home state in California was much different. It was different from the lifestyle, to the language and to the game of basketball. He learned a lot during his time of two years in Spain, and said that he has enjoyed it and believes playing there has benefited his game.

Read More