It was a big chip off my shoulder. I didn't have to worry about colleges... I just got it off my shoulders so I could focus on school and my high school team.
What were the emotions after signing?
It felt good, but I didn't let it get to me. Just like anyone else signing, I knew it felt good to them, but I have to do what I have to do in high school while I'm there now.
What do you think you'll be able to bring to NC State next year?
Quickness, defensively, playmaking... just help the team score and help the team win a national championship.
What will the ACC be like with the additions of Syracuse, Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Notre Dame coming in?
More teams... it will be good, more competition. I'm just looking forward to next year.
What did you think of Shelton Mitchell tonight?
He was pretty good. He played with me at LeBron... the backup point guard so we knew each other well from that event.
He's a pretty good kid. I like the way he plays, and he likes the way I play. He's good.
It seems like in overtime you really tried to not let him get the ball... I think his only basket came in the final seconds. Talk about that.
Coach was saying that if we didn't deny him he'd have a pretty good chance of scoring because he's a scorer.
Coach was telling me to get up in him and deny him the ball. I had to do what my coach was saying to help us win, so I got up in him. When pressure got up he started to lean off a little bit so that helped us win also.
You seem to take pride in defense.
Defense, that's the No. 1 thing. You can score, but if you don't play defense you're not going to win the game. We take defense serious, coach takes defense serious. He always tells me to get up on my opponent and pressure the ball. That's what I did.
What was it like having people come see you play today?
It's good. I'm in my hometown that I'm coming to next year so I know people will want to see me, want to get autographs or whatever, but I don't let it get to me.
I still play my game. I'm still the same person on and off the court. I'm not going to change.
What are your thoughts on State's season so far?
They are doing pretty good. They are getting what they need to do done. They are going to get better every game. They were picked to win the ACC, so they just need to keep working.
I'm going to watch every game and see where I fit at next year and go from there.
Do you keep up with BeeJay Anya and Kyle Washington?
Yes, we text. I texted BeeJay before I came down here... talking about NC State, talking about next year... just keeping the flow going.