"When I was in age-group, anyone who could shoot the ball could really shoot it from anywhere and probably score," South said. "I was living in that mindset until freshman year, and then [Lynch] started getting on me about it."
Lynch got on the Sailors on Thursday, too, after not being too satisfied with their narrow 4-3 victory over Huntington Beach the previous night. That meant 90 minutes of straight sprinting in the pool Thursday morning, and stadium running in the afternoon.
South is honest about that game, saying the Sailors' offense was "just terrible." It is clear the team's game, like his own, has even more room for improvement.
Honesty is a mature approach that he even finds when talking about his birthday, which falls on New Year's Eve every year.
"When I was younger, I hated it, because I didn't really think anyone cared about my birthday," South said. "Everyone was always gone. Now it's just, 'Whatever.' It's just a birthday."
Lynch and the Sailors are glad their emerging star doesn't have the same attitude toward polo.