Louisville vs. Furman: Taquan Dean comments

Taquan Dean scored a career high 21 points against Furman, including hitting 5/6 three point shots. Here are his post game comments with Paul Rodgers and Bob Valvano.


On how Marvin Stone helps the overall team game

Marvin provides us an inside presence.  He passes well outside the post and I like that because I'm an outside shooter and that open things up for us on the perimeter.

On Coach Pitino's practices during the holiday break

I'm looking forward to them because I love the game and it will help me improve my game and become a better player.  Any player who doesn't enjoy this time doesn't truly love the game.

On whether his shooting came from hard work or if it's natural

It's both but it's natural.  When I get going like today there's no stopping me.

On whether he played the point or shooting guard in high school

I played the two mostly..teams used box and one against me a lot so my scoring numbers weren't as high as they should have been.

On Reece Gaines playing the point

Reece is penetrating better and it creates open looks for me.  That's the spot he'll play in the pros and it's good for scouts to see what he can do playing the point.

On his defense

Coach Pitino likes for us to contain our man and not reach for ball.  I came out today and wasn't focused on defense and Coach Pitino pulled me out and got me back in line.

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