“With us, in terms of our starting line up, we will have Ivan Radenovic back, so he will move back into that spot with Walters, Adams, Rodgers and Shakur”
“Our primary day of preparation is today. We will review on Friday. We gave them yesterday off. We will do the same thing tomorrow, and then we will work out Friday before we jet out of here.”
What was your impression of Oliver Lafayette last night?
“ I was recruiting up in
Will you comment on the play of Mustafa Shakur:
“I told Mustafa that that thing that makes him special as a point guard is that he has the ability to create. We have had a lot of guy’s that could shoot the ball and do other things, but what he’s doing for us now, is similar to what Jason Terry did. Mustafa is a creator, and he needs to be a creator first and a shooter second.”
“I think we are going to be a great team. I thought he played great against
Comment on Tom Penders:
“I’ve known Tom for a long time. Guys love to play for him. He makes the game fun. He’s a good salesman, and does a good job at getting his kids excited to play for him. I don’t think that has been the case at
How far back do the two of you go?
I knew him when he was coaching back east, before he ever came to
Will you comment on the Arizona-Houston connection?
“ The connection is with Josh (Pastner) being from there. The other thing is that our program isn’t hard to sell. We have non-stop flights (to
There is a pride developing about the defense. Does that pride equate to hard work?
“Through the years our key has always been the defense. The key to defense is basing it on the number of possessions the teams have and what percentage they score. Defense has always been the key with our program. I can go all the way back to the first teams we had with Pete Williams and defense has always been our key.
Will this game be a good test?
“Oh yeah. It’s at