Q: There are rumors floating around about you transferring. Any of that true?
Jake Kelly: Nope. (Jake began smiling while the question was being asked. It seemed pretty obvious that he had heard the rumor and even seemed prepared for the question to be asked.)
Q: Where does that stuff start?
JK: It happened to me a lot in high school, too. I live in a small town. All of them are pretty big basketball fans and they all get on the internet and act like they know me and stuff. They just hear things from, I don't know who, but, you know, whatever. I don't know.
Q: So, people have asked you?
JK: Yeah, they have been for a while. Yeah, for sure, a lot.
Q: Did you ever consider that (transferring)?
JK: I mean, yeah, of course I considered it when my mom died (last summer). I definitely considered that. That's probably where they get that from, but I'm here and this is where I'm going to be.
Q: Have coaches from other teams, head coaches, assistant coaches, talked to you? Have you talked to them?
JK: No. No. Definitely not.
Q: Did things get easier as the season went on in terms of getting more comfortable here after your mom died?
JK: The beginning of the season was definitely tough. I kind of just went right into it. I went into summer school and workouts. I really didn't have the time to take it easy. So, it was definitely tough. But it's getting easier, for sure.