Catching Up with Mac Koshwal

In this report, we hear from future Blue Demon Mac Koshwal fresh off his 19 point and 5 rebound performance at Tuesday night's Roundball Classic All-Star Game at United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Now that his season is done at Boys to Men Academy in Chicago and the All-Star game is over with, Mac Koshwal is looking forward to arriving on the DePaul campus in Lincoln Park this summer. "I'm excited to come for summer school, but I'm going to go home and visit my mother first," said Koshwal.

Mac plans on working hard and fitting in with his new teammates including current DePaul freshman Thijin Moses. "I see myself fitting in well," Mac remarked. "I'm not sure what position I'll play. Whatever position they put me down for, I'll work hard at it."

Koshwal envisions himself as a big man capable of doing it all. "I just want to be a versatile player, a big guy that can run the floor up and down, rebound, knock the 15 footer, just do everything."

With the loss of big men Keith Butler, Marcus Heard, and Lorenzo Thompson, there will be plenty of opportunity for playing time for Koshwal. Mac thinks that he is capable of making the Blue Demons starting lineup as a freshman. "I'm pretty sure, because I'm going to work very hard."

DePaul coach Jerry Wainwright is known for putting his freshman immediately into strength and conditioning programs. Unlike many freshman, Koshwal comes prepared for that already in that his greatest strength is his strength. "My strength, I can do whatever I want with the basketball if I get close to the basket. I can see my self scoring easily."

Mac sees himself as a very versatile big man in that he can defend the post as well as the perimeter. "I can also guard guards," said Mac. "For a big guy I can take a few guards."

The DePaul coaching staff has told Mac what he needs to work on to succeed in his first year in the Big East. "They want me to work on my left hand and my jumper," related Koshwal. "They told me to just focus on my season and work on that later."

When Koshwal isn't on the court he wouldn't mind making his living in court - as an attorney. "I'm looking into majoring in Crime and Justice and going into Law."

Mac is looking forward to teaming up with Blue Demons forward Wilson Chandler next season. Koshwal feels that together the two can do some damage in the Big East. "There's a lot of people who've come through here. Wilson Chandler is my favorite."

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