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Winning the mind game made the boys Metro Athlete of the Year a champion

By DAVID LA VAQUE, Star Tribune , 06/20/24, 11:00AM CDT


Dwyne Smith Jr. of Apple Valley felt worn out as a sophomore, until a change in mind-set made him a big senior success and a Gophers recruit.

Dwyne Smith Jr. of Apple Valley became a champion when he changed his mind-set. (Provided photo)

"Whenever you see your son grow into a young man and become mentally strong, it’s so rewarding.” — Dwyne Smith Sr.

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