Q: You were a one-and-done guy under Coach Lorenzo Romar, what did you learn from him?
A: “He’s a great person. He taught me more than basketball taught me about actual life and how it contributes to basketball. He’s just an overall great genuine person.”
Q: You were drafted 25th by the Grizzles, then a year later they trade you. How did it feel that the team who drafted you traded you?
A: “I didn’t feel any certain way. I knew it was a business, and I got a better opportunity with the 76ers anyway. “
Q: You were having a great 2014-15 season, then tore your ACL. How tough was it knowing that your season was over just like that as you were making a name for yourself?
A: “It was really tough. Especially the great season I was having but everything happens for a reason and I still stand on that.”
Q: You played in Estonia, Spain, Poland after your NBA time, what did you learn as a player and person playing in a whole new country and culture?
A: “Yes and it was great. I got to experience so much more in life and other cultures. Food and languages. Etc. love it but there’s nothing like the NBA.”
Q: So you’re on the money team for the TBT, with guys like Kyle Wiltjer, Bryce Alford, Willie Reed, Nick Johnson how did this opportunity come about, and what are you looking for from it?
A: “I had my own team and with the COVID they cut it down to 24 teams. So Jordan Crawford reached out and asked me if I wanted to hoop and I said yes.”
Q: You plan on making an NBA comeback next season, are you as motivated as ever to be great?
A: “Yes, I’m determined and locked in and won’t stop till I get there.”