Quotes from first practice
Matt Freije (Junior)- "We've got some good new guys.
Most have been here all summer so it doesn't really feel like
they are new guys. Last year we made it to the first round
of the NIT tournament and this year we hope to do better than
Ted Skuchas (Freshman)- "In college there is more running
and lifting. In high school you are trying to get in shape
now you have to step up and try to play with bigger and better
people. The mental demands are higher than before. There is
a big difference in being away from home and trying to get
used to living by yourself as well as doing what is best for
yourself and the team."
Jason Holwerda (Sophomore)- "We've got a really good
group this year. The new freshmen are really starting to impress
me. It's exciting for all of us to be starting a new season.
I'm looking forward to coming in here and giving what I can,
and hopefully that will be a sufficient amount. The first
day of practice though is more of a team thing."
Julian Terrell (Freshman)- "The change from high school
to college has been a pretty good one. In high school it was
nice being taller than everyone else, and in college you have
to get used to everyone being your height or taller and better
than you. College is harder academically too and you have
to make the adjustment."
Scott Hundley (Junior)- "We have a positive outlook
on the season. We have both young and old talent as well as
good leadership and good youthful players. We've got to start
gelling now in the first few weeks of the season. Our hopes
are to do better than last year. Expectations are high and
that's why we have the schedule we do. Our coach expects good
things from us and nothing less than last year."