PITTSBURGH (AP) Jared Wilson Frame needed to reboot both his body and his mind. The proof came in the aftermath of a forgettable season for the Pittsburgh guard and the rest of the Panthers, one in which the once-formidable program slogged through an interminable winter that included a winless record in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The 19th and final conference loss - a three-point setback to Notre Dame in the opening round of the ACC Tournament - was still fresh in Wilson Frame's mind when he walked into the training room in March and saw teammates Malik Ellison and Kene Chukwuka in the middle of draining workouts. Both were drenched in sweat. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound Wilson Frame glanced in the mirror and understood he needed to change.
"All the things that reminded me of the past, I kind of told myself I had to get rid of that stuff," Wilson Frame said.