Most definitely. I think I had some doubt from some people thinking, ‘Is he going to be the same?’ when they see the knee brace. ‘Is he still going to be the same? He’s good, but will he take it to the next level?’ I think I took it to the next level. I think I used that motivation of being hurt and having the brace and not being able to do everything I used to do and go out and just dominated every session. That was my goal with camp and USA, just go out there and being dominate. There’s been a lot of talk with this class about how good it is, especially at the top. What separates you from everybody else?
I just try to be the most special one. We are all good. But it’s the one that can be the best all the time, every night, every game and who can bring it every game and we who wins. That’s always impressive. I’m just trying to do my best. I’m always trying to win and be the best player on the court. I just try to separate myself and be different than everybody else.
My versatility and I motivate my team too. I lead them and I motivate them. I’m the same if I’m scoring and if things aren’t going right for me, I’m still yelling. With my versatility the bigger guys I pull them out and the same thing with the smaller guys I take them inside. I can pass and rebound too. I can play the game different ways when I’m not scoring. Switching gears to recruiting, I know you just cut down your list. Where do things stand with your recruitment right now?
I’m not sure if I’ll cut it again, but right now I’m trying to settle some visits. Then see where I end up at. Then it’ll be decision time after that. Of the five remaining schools, which ones have you visited unofficially?
Everyone except for Kansas. Do you have any official visit dates set up yet?
Not yet. I’m probably going to take them in September, so I’ll set them up soon. Do you intend to visit all five schools on your list officially?
Yeah I think so. Hopefully, possibly. You know how that goes. You had a ton of schools recruiting you, but settled on these five schools. Walk me through your thought process and what you like about each of the five schools?
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I mean, that’s my best friend. So it’s going to impact me a little bit, but at the same time I have to make the best decision for me. Regardless if he went to Duke or not, if he didn’t go there, I would still consider Duke just as much. At the same time, I have to make the right decision for me. If the right decision is we are both at the same school, it is what it is. Do you have timeframe on when you want to make your college choice?
I’m going to try do it before my high school season starts.