Rashad's a great player and a great guy. I've known him for 2-3 years through Nike Camp. Me and Rashad are good friends and our friendship has grown stronger because of these games. It's a great opportunity to play with a (future) teammate. We're real happy with how everything is going.
Thoughts on Rashad's game?
He's a great player. You guys saw it. He plays deep – he has passion for the game of basketball. He's always playing hard and I think he has a good basketball IQ. We both have a lot to learn about the game of basketball and improving ourselves. Right now we're just working on our chemistry. Rashad's going to be a real special player some day.
How did you and the rest of the recruits deal with the difficult Carolina season?
We just talk through things, and with Raymond. We knew Carolina was going to have a bad year, and Coach Doherty told us that. That was the thing that got me – I have the opportunity to go in and play right away and help the program out. We've talked and there's no way to (completely) deal with it. It hurts. People take stabs at you: ‘why you going to Carolina – they're like 8-and-30.' But it's part of life and part of making decision. And I think I made a good decision.
Your reaction to this week's news that Adam Boone transferred –
Adam Boone transferred? To where? I didn't know that. That's Adam, he needs to do what he wants. That just means more playing time for the other guards, I guess. We're just going in and trying to play hard. I really don't know why Adam would want to transfer; I haven't had a chance to talk to him. But, that's the first time I'd heard about it.
Had you at any point rethought about coming to Carolina?
No. I made a decision for a reason, and that reason was I was going to be able to become a better basketball player and work hard and help turn a program around. I've stuck by my decision. I haven't thought of going to any other school. It's been hard and a long journey – and I can't wait to get there.