Interview with C.J. Giles
JC: Well CJ, you are going to be a Jayhawk. How do you feel?
CG: I feel great. I’m really excited to be part of the Jayhawk team and tradition. I’m also a little relieved it’s over
JC: You had a very difficult decision between KU and your in-state school, Washington. Talk a little about that.
CG: It was really tough. Washington has a great coaching staff and they are building a great program. In the end, I just couldn’t pass up Kansas. There’s no way I could pass up Kansas.
JC: What were some to the deciding factors for you in the end?
CG: It’s such a great atmosphere. Always a full gym. A coaching staff who really cares. I wasn’t about to turn down the team with Danny Manning.
JC: Danny was one of the deciding factors?
JC: Were your parents involved in your decision as well?
CG: They were involved a lot. Especially my dad. With my dad going to KU. He helped guide me through the process.
CG: Wow. That’s great. It’s going to be great. I got to know Micah a bit down at Kansas. He’s a really cool dude. A very down to earth kid. I like him a lot. It’s going to be fun with Alex.
JC: Talk about your visit. What impressed you?
CG: The whole thing. I was expecting it to be great, but I had no idea it would be this good. It took me by surprise a little. The people love basketball. It’s a great environment. The staff did a great job of showing us Kansas basketball.
JC: Okay CJ, let’s talk about last year. You had a visit scheduled last year to KU and you never made it. What’s up with that?
CG: Ah man, my coach gave me the itinerary and I thought I was supposed to go out on Thursday, but it was really Wednesday.
JC: Next thing you know you are a Miami Hurricane, but then you ended up at Kansas in the end.
CG: Sure did.
JC: On the radio yesterday, Alex Galindo said he was going to bring Salsa to Kansas. What are you bringing from the Pacific Northwest?
CG: Rain. I’m going to be raining shots from inside all night long.
JC: Congratulations CJ
CG: Thanks man. Thanks.