DeaconSports: What's your current height and weight?
Torgrim Sommerfeldt: My height is 6'6 and weight is 205.
DS: What position do you expect to play at Wake Forest?
TS: I would expect to play a 2 guard since it is where I'm most comfortable playing. My ability to shoot is a big deal of what I will contribute to the team.
DS: What do you feel is the best part of your game right now?
Right now, I would say my best part of the game is shooting outside the arc.
DS: What do you feel needs the most improvement?
TS: I think I, like almost every player out there, needs to improve on all parts of their game. Mainly, I would say getting to the rim on the offensive end and defense in general.
DS: Why did you choose Wake?
TS: I've always known that Wake Forest was a great school and had a really good basketball program, but on my visit Wake really blew my away! The school and the people are great which was a huge factor for me choosing a school.
DS: On your official visit, what players did you spend the most time with?
TS: I spent the most time with James Johnson. That guy is hilarious!
DS: Do you remember playing against Al-Farouq Aminu at the Hoop Summit last year?
TS: Yeah, I remember him very well. He is a great player and hopefully he will stick around so I get to play with him next year.
DS: When do you plan to arrive in the United States?
That I really don't know, hopefully as soon as school is over and when I've played for the Norwegian national team in the European Championship this summer.
DS: Is that also when you will arrive at Wake Forest?
TS: Yes. Again, it's hard to say, but I guess after the EC I will be there.
DS: What are your plans between now and arriving on campus?
TS: I'll be working on my game and getting ready for the EC with the national team.
DS: With the potential for a few players going pro, what have the coaches told you in terms of perhaps needing you to play immediately?
TS: We haven't really discussed playing time other that playing time is earned in practice. If they need me to play right away, that is an opportunity I would make the most out of!
DS: There have been a few folks here asking about a knee injury. Did you have an injury previously and, if so, when was it and how is the knee now?
TS: I had surgery 6 months ago on both my knees (jumpers knee). I'm going to rehab every day, trying to getting back to where I was. Getting back takes time and that's what I'm doing at this point.
DS: Anything else that you may want to tell Deacon fans?
TS: Go Wake!
Q&A: Torgrim Sommerfeldt
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