VAUGHT: KSR Q&A with Darius Miller

KSR's Larry Vaught talks to Kentucky freshman Darius Miller about adjusting to life on and off the court at Kentucky.

Question: How are you adjusting to all the media attention and being in the limelight so much? Do you like that, or could you do without it?

Miller: "I really don't pay a lot of attention to it. I haven't noticed it. Guys like Patrick (Patterson) get a lot more attention than me. I don't really think there is a lot of attention on me or I am at the point to be bothered or overwhelmed by any media or fan attention."

Question: What has been the hardest thing about adjusting to life as a Kentucky player then?

Miller: "Probably just playing for coach G. because he pushes us every single day. You have to go 110 percent every time you step on the court. That is probably the hardest adjustment that I have had to make."

Question: How is he different from the Billy Gillispie you dealt with during the recruiting process?

Miller: "He just pushes you. He is always going to tell you the truth no matter what. He is never going to cover anything up. He is going to let you know what you need to do. I appreciate that from him because I needed that coming out of high school."

Question: If you don't go through a practice with him, is there any way you can understand how physically and mentally demanding it can be?

Miller: "I don't think you can. I took visits last year and I thought I understood it until I got into it. I don't think you can understand it until you go through it."

Question: How hard is practice?

Miller: "It is pretty hard. The intensity is hard. Everything we do is done at a sprint. You have to go hard in everything you do no matter what it is. If you are going from drill to drill, you have to sprint. He wants you going as hard as you can all the time."

Question: Is there any one guy on the team who has helped you more than anyone else?

Miller: "I think everybody helps me the same. Everybody is there for me if I have a question. Anything I need help with, the whole team is there to help. The veterans are like that with everybody. That's why it is fun. It has been a great experience. I am just having a lot of fun every single day."

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