Oklahoma signee and Herndon, Va. guard Scott Reynolds gives his initial impressions on the hiring of Jeff Capel.
JH: Have you heard that Jeff Capel is the new men's basketball coach at the University of Oklahoma?
SR: "Yes, I have heard this morning. Mr. Castiglione called me this morning and told me the news."
JH: I know you haven't had a chance to talk to Coach Capel yet, but what do you think?
SR: "I have known Coach Capel for a while because he has been coaching in the same area. He has been coaching at VCU and that is close to where I live. We play the same position because he played guard at Duke. He is a very good coach and very capable at what he does."
JH: Are you happy with the decision?
SR: "I need to meet and him and get to know him, but from everything that I hear he is a good guy and a great coach. I just need to meet him and get to know him and develop that close relationship with him that I am looking for. I want a close relationship with my head coach on and off the court. I know that he is on his way to Norman right now, I am sure I will talk to him soon."
JH: Have you heard much from people about him?
SR: "Most definitely. Everybody is very high and positive when they talk about coach Capel. People tell me that this is a great coach for me to work with because of his understanding of guard play and being a point guard. So, hopefully, I will hear from him soon and start to get to know him and everything will go smooth. Everything is going to work out and be great for the future."
JH: You just returned from the Roundball Classic. How did it go?
SR: "The game was fun and it was a great experience for me. It was great to return home and catch up with so many people that I had not seen in a while. I played OK in the game, but overall it was a good experience for me. Damion played well in the game and finished in double figures. The second play of the game I threw him an alley-oop, which really got people fired up. So we had a lot of fun."
Reynolds on Capel
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