VAUGHT: game notes, Darius Miller

Few insights from Kentucky forward Darius Miller going into Monday's exhibition game with Pikeville.

Few insights from Kentucky forward Darius Miller going into Monday's exhibition game with Pikeville.

On if he needs to be a different player because Patrick (Patterson) and the other proposed leaders are gone…

"I think we all have to be different players, really. We lost five first rounders so all the returning players need to do their part and step up and help lead in a certain way."

On how he needs to change specifically… "In a lot of ways. I have a different role on the team this year. Like you said we lost players and we have a different group of guys and a completely different team. I need to step up my role and, like I said, we all have to do our part."

On having to be a vocal player on the floor… "I don't have a problem with it at all. We are all good friends and like brothers, so I don't think any of us should have a problem speaking to one another." On what kind of a feel he has for this year's team compared to last year's team…

"I think we will be very good this year from the beginning too, especially having the Canada trip under our belt. I think that did a great job of giving us a head start on how everything will be and it kind of prepared us, so I believe we will get off to a good start."

On if the Canada trip helped the team to bond even more than they already had…

"It definitely came in handy. We pretty much spent the whole summer together. Like I said, it was kind of a head start and I think we will all be ready to go starting tomorrow and just have fun with it all."


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