Shuck keeps inspiration on feet

Troy Shuck’s pink sneakers are in memory of his mother, Cindy Shuck, who lost a lengthy battle to cancer last summer.

Remember those old Nike ads?

If you’re old enough, you know the ones. Michael Jordan in his prime, but still ringless with the Chicago Bulls. Spike Lee playing a guy by the name of Mars Blackmon, who wore large glasses and trotted around an even bigger catchphrase:

“It’s Gotta Be the Shoes!”

For North Marion’s Troy Shuck, it is the shoes.

They might help him slip past defenders on the hardwood, but his pink Nike high-tops also inspire.

The Huskies’ senior point guard has worn them all season in honor of his mother, Cindy Shuck, who lost a long battle with cancer last summer.

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