CN: What was your favorite memory from last season?
TC: My favorite memory from last season was Selection Sunday and making it to the [NCAA] tournament as a freshman. We took the program places it hasn't been for a few years, so it was a good memory for myself, my teammates and the whole program in general.
CN: How will the team adjust with all the newcomers?
TC: I think it will be a real good thing. We're going to be a way better team than last year. I think we've all come along way over the summer.
CN: How will is the inside game looking?
TC: Anytime you lose a guy like
Jared Homan, who was a 4 year starter, and a guy like Damion [Staple] who works
hard it's a big blow, but we think that Shawn [Taggart] and Theo
CN: What have you been doing this summer?
I worked a few camps.
CN: What was it like working with the little kids?
TC: It was good, it was really good. It was nice having a chance to give back and it feels good to do something for the kids.
CN: Who did you admire growing up?
TC: To tell you the truth I really didn't look up to anybody. I didn't have anybody positive around me to look up too. I just wanted to be myself, I always said I want to work hard and be myself. I can't really say there was one person or one particular player I looked up too, I wanted to be myself.
CN: What else have you been doing this summer?
TC: I've just been working out every day, working on my game, working on conditioning; just trying to get ready for this upcoming season.
CN: How long have you known Taggart?
TC: We've known each other for
about 2 1/2 years. We played together [at
CN: How did your team do that season?
TC: We did pretty good, we were No. 2 in the country. We had a great team and had a lot of guys go to Division 1 schools. We had some highly recruited players, it was a great team.
CN: What does Taggart bring to the team?
TC: I think he brings versatility. He's a big man who's athletic, who can run the floor just like a guard. He brings us an offensive threat that we needed inside and on defense he's a physical shot blocker. He brings a little bit of everything to the table.