Drmic's will to win propelling Boise State's success

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Drmic's will to win propelling Boise State's success

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by Ryan Larrondo

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Posted on December 3, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 3 at 12:16 AM

BOISE--  The Boise State men's basketball team is off to a phenomenal start this season.  At 6-0, the Broncos have cruised their way through the first half of the non-conference schedule.  A big part of that success has been due to the play of junior forward Anthony Drmic. 
"He's one of the greatest competitors I've been around," head coach Leon Rice said about Drmic.
Competing is something that Drmic takes very seriously.  It's something that has been a part of his nature ever since he was a child.  Growing up, Drmic played tennis, soccer, Australian rules football, as well as basketball.  He had the same desire to win, no matter the game.  
"I don't know what it is in me, I just really love winning and will do anything to win.  Definitely the competitiveness, I feel," Drmic said.  
That desire to win has the Broncos out to an undefeated start, and Drmic is a big reason for that.  He leads the team in minutes (31.2 per game), points (21.5 per game), and steals (16). 
"I don't think I'm the most skilled or fastest player or most athletic.  But I think that I play smart and I know how to play the game at different levels," Drmic said.
Even when he's not leading the Broncos on the stat sheet, that competitiveness is still invaluable to his team. 
"If you just push Anthony's buttons about competition, he'll come out," Rice said.  "You can almost hang your hat on it every night.  He always rises to the challenges.  It's funny, because the more he's challenged the better he is."
Drmic and the Broncos will be challenged on Tuesday evening when they face unbeaten Utah (6-0) at Taco Bell Arena.  Tip-off is set for 8:05 p.m. 

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