DISCUSSES HIS COMMITMENT
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
RIVERDALE BAPTIST HS.
UPPER MARLBOR MD.
1. You had offers from Richmond, Robert Morris, Jacksonville State, & Wagner what was it about the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga when you visited that made you want to join their student body & basketball program? Mainly it was Coach Paris and the coaching staff that really impressed me. They were really down to earth guys to were I could tell that they were real to their word. Most importantly I liked them as people aside from coaching. Also the campus was amazing and had everything I needed and wanted.
2. How did Coach Lamont Paris & his staff recruit you that made you ultimately decide you want to play for a coach who will be in his second year & taking the program in a new direction when you arrive? I wanted to be a part of a new legacy. I'm the first commit under their new coaching staff and that means something. Everyone is new and it will be a new experience for everybody. However the biggest reason was that I could tell I was a priority and necessity to their plan for the next couple of years.
3.You had one offer going into the summer & in our previous interview you spoke of increasing you offers by working/playing even harder- what did you do this summer that helped you accomplish your goal? To get more offers I simply started believing in myself and that everything would workout in my favor. It was never I wasn't good enough, but the belief in myself started to deteriorate over time because I didn't feel like I was getting what I deserved. But then I started to believe and the power of the mind is crazy thing.