Kimbal Mackenzie is a glutton for punishment.
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound senior guard for the Bucknell men’s basketball program has drawn a team-leading 19 charges this season, which is not his way of saying he enjoys planting his feet and standing his ground just before getting barreled over by an opponent driving to the basket. But Mackenzie understands the scope of successfully taking a charge.
“I just know it’s an important play,” he said last week. “I think it’s a lost art in the game nowadays. It’s a big momentum shift when the guy on the other team gets the foul and you get possession. So it’s something I’ve been doing for a while now, even in high school.”