From the Archive – Dancing Shoes

It’s a weird feeling to see a high school kid you photographed four years ago play for the NCAA National Championship. Mostly, it’s a reminder of how fast time goes by, as well as how much has changed for me professionally since then.

Here are some pictures I made in 2006 for the Tampa Tribune of Shawn Vanzant, who played on the Butler team that eventually lost to Duke. It’s a great story for a kid who otherwise had some serious bad luck tossed his way. Wish the ending had a different outcome this time, though — But still, what a game!

11.20.2006 -- TAMPA -- Wharton's Shawn Vanzant drives past Brandon's Jeremy Jackson in Wharton's 64-49 home win on Nov. 20, 2006. Vanzant scored 24 points, with 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 rebounds in the win.

11.20.2006 -- TAMPA -- Wharton's Shawn Vanzant drives past Brandon's Marcus Morrison, right, and Jared Paul in Wharton's 64-49 home win on Nov. 20, 2006. Vanzant scored 24 points, with 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 rebounds in the win.

And a simple headshot for the preseason preview page.

11.16.2006 -- TAMPA -- Wharton basketball player Shawn Vanzant.

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