Media Day: Wolfpack Players

Raleigh, N.C. -- NC State players met with the media today to discuss the upcoming season. Here is audio and quotes from every scholarship player on the Wolfpack's roster.

Gavin Grant

"This is definitely the best team I've been on since I've been here at NC State."

"J.J. is just a beast. He's like a bigger, stronger Ced when Ced was here. I think he's probably the strongest player on the team now."

"I think this team is capable of playing that good of a season. It's more than possible for us to lose more than four games, but I just think if we play ball the right way, do what we're suppose to do... we can win a lot of games."

Trevor Ferguson

"I think we're looking really strong. I'm not going to make any predictions, but if we play hard and together there is no limit to what we can do this year."

"We're talented enough to win it all."

"It's going to come down to us playing hard."

Simon Harris

"I feel everybody is ready."

"I'm excited to see what they can do this year. I've never been around a group of guys this young and game ready."

"J.J. and Tracy are just super athletic.. already built up, big guys."

Dennis Horner

"If we play together as a team, I don't know who can stop us."

"That's how Gavin is... I wasn't too surprised."

"6'9 and 220... it's kind of the same this year. Mostly the three right now but the three and four."

J.J. Hickson

"I came in and adjusted really good."

"Coach Lowe is a fan of the pick-and-roll. Me and the guards see eye-to-eye on things."

"The coaching staff... I feel like coach Lowe and the coaching staff are more father figures to me than just coaches. They care about me as a person."

Ben McCauley

"I think we will in time... the main thing with the freshmen is they've got to get used to playing with us. Once they do we're going to have very good team chemistry."

"I thought I could play to that level. I went out every night knowing I'm suppose to be here and I can play at this level."

"I think the main part in that is we believed in each other."

Courtney Fells

"For me I knew he knew what he was doing from day one. He wouldn't have been a coach in the NBA."

"We have great guys that can come in and fill the role. We have three point guards that can bring different aspects to the game."

"Javy Gonzalez... he's a true point guard. He can shoot, he can pass, he knows the court. Marques is a defensive player... he can dribble, handle the ball, and get people in position. Farnold is a speed booster. He can push the tempo."

"We are just going to go out and play hard. Leave it out on the court."

Farnold Degand

"It's always tough when you see your teammates out there."

"I thought they were going to help."

"The depth is definitely a major plus for us."

Tracy Smith

"I think we can go very far."

"I'm a good rebounder and I can score."

"It's been very tough. They are bigger, stronger, and more mature."

Brandon Costner

"The only people that can stop us is ourselves."

"We can go in and play hard defense... we don't really have to pace ourselves. We've got some more fouls to give."

"J.J. is very good... the sky is the limit for J.J. He can do what he wants."

Javy Gonzalez

"I don't care if I come off the bench or start."

"I still run with the team."

"I've been trying to shoot with my left, dribble."

"I'm hoping to try and be back by the first week of November. As soon as they take this cast off I will be in rehab for a couple of weeks."

Marques Johnson

"It was definitely frustrating.. I was proud for them but I definitely wanted to be on the court with them."

"I'm just ready to play in December."

"Regardless, I think coach Lowe will make the right decision."

Johnny Thomas

"It's marvelous. You know how the college life is. It's treating me pretty well. I love the classes."

"I'm loving it."

"As of right now it's kind of up in the air. I feel like I can practice."


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