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by: Esteban On  Friday, December 18, 2015

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Finding a way to connect with college athletes has always been a struggle for older coaches. But it’s even harder today, with technology constantly transforming the way people socialize and connect. If they don’t stay on top of the latest trends, like your Twittergrams and Snapbooks, they’re just not going to get through to some kids.

The mother of UMass Minutemen guard Trey Davis knows how to motivate her son, though. And coaches might want to take note.

You see, after Davis played poorly against Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday, his mom figured he wasn’t putting enough work in at the gym. So she decided to cut off the data on his cell phone until he improved.

How’d Davis play on Wednesday against New Orleans? He scored 40 points, just one shy of the UMass record.

Here are his remarks after the game:

And later on—after he got his data back, presumably—he shared a screen shot of the texts between him and his mother:

That is adorable. Clearly Mama Davis knows what’s up.

College coaches and parents take note.

Hat Tip – [Mass Live]