Coach Barton Interviewed by College Chalktalk

PITTSBURGH - DU assistant men's basketball coach Bill Barton took a break from the recruiting trail to answer "Five Questions" from College Chalktalk this week. (Note: first one discusses each recruit and Q&A finale reports on Damian Saunders' recovery - lot of pluses.)

PITTSBURGH - DU assistant men's basketball coach Bill Barton took a break from the recruiting trail to answer "Five Questions" from College Chalktalk this week. Coach Barton was interviewed by College Chalktalk's Chris DiSano.


The five questions and five answers.

1. You certainly have a large incoming class. Can you share a thought or two about each of your newcomers and what you expect each to bring to the Bluff?
2. Many are aware of the tremendous program you ran at Notre Dame Prep prior to joining Coach Everhart at Duquesne. How did that experience prepare you for coaching in the college ranks?
3. Can you speak briefly about Aaron Jackson, what he brings to this program from a leadership standpoint, and what you expect from him in 2008-09?
4. You have a reputation as a solid recruiter. In your opinion, what is the key to experiencing success on the recruiting trail?
5. How is Damian Saunders feeling after having undergone surgery on his ankle in May? Can you give fans an update on his rehab, conditioning and timetable for being at full strength?

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