Cameron Krutwig’s combination of size and skill doesn’t come through a small, mid-major program like Loyola Chicago often. Yet the 6-foot-9 big man who’s helped Loyola reach first place in the Missouri Valley gets his favorite advice from one of the smallest characters in movie history.
“Do or do not; there is no try,” Krutwig says, quoting Yoda, the green Jedi master from the Star Wars franchise.
The quote fits Krutwig, who has shown little to no trepidation as a freshman starter thrust into a conference title race. He earned his first start four games into the season and has stayed in the starting five ever since. Krutwig’s teammates — even the seniors — refer to him as a leader. Loyola coach Porter Moser calls him the most vocal player he’s ever coached.
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