VIDEO: Marquese Chriss Tuesday Briefing - WSU

The media spoke Tuesday with Washington freshman forward Marquese Chriss, who talked before the Huskies' final regular-season game versus in-state rival Washington State, to be played Wednesday night at Alaska Airlines Arena.

On Andrew Andrews: He’s done a lot for all of us. He understands a lot about the game and is giving us experience. He never gets worried or rattled and that keeps us all together.

On motivation: We do it for each other. We try to represent Washington well and that’s been our motivation all year.
On the first WSU game: That was a tough game. I fouled out that game. They’re a good game and they didn’t quit and took it to overtime.
On what’s changed recently to allow him to play better:I don’t really know what changed. I just felt comfortable and got it rolling. I just kind of felt more comfortable in what I was doing and picked and chose my spots more wisely.
On how the PAC-12 season wore on him: It’s a long season. We’re conditioned for it. It was everything I expected on my mind and body.
Are teams scouting you more and figuring out your strengths? You have to be a basketball player and adjust if people try to take something away from you. You have to have more than one move, so scouting reports can only do so much.
On avoiding taking WSU lightly: Sometimes you focus more on some teams. I don’t think we should take any team lightly because every team can win. I don’t think that with this team. It think everyone on this team is competitive and try not to let teams fight back.
On the team’s attitude: Everyone is really positive. For the most part we’ve kept a positive attitude and keep playing and hope for the best.
On working with sports psychologist: I think I’ve grown a lot. I think recently I took a step backwards, but I haven’t had those breakdowns. I think I have better self control now.

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