Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?
We NEED players who are coachable, humble, GREAT TEAMMATES and ferociously competitive. People who put the greater good of the team and our team culture above all. Guys who despite their own efforts to succeed on the court care more about their teammates and team success first.
Could you give us an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?
We have had several players do so. We can’t talk about just one because that diminishes the value so many others have brought to our prorgam. What I will say is that the stories most inspiring are when guys whose number is called are ready. Guys who cheer their teammates on every game, work hard in practice and know there is no playing time ahead. But yet they work harder than anyone, get in the weight room and workout in the gym. They have no off season in their mentality. And when the time comes because of injury, they have been ready.