Romar talks improvement ahead of Yale

Washington Head Coach Lorenzo Romar addressed the press Wednesday ahead of Washington's season opener against Yale. The game is at Alaska Airlines Arena and game time is at 4 pm.

On turnovers “We have to get better at taking care of the ball. No doubt about it.”

On Noah Dickerson “Noah (Dickerson) is fine. Everybody’s fine. Everybody should be ready to go.”

What challenges will Yale present? “They’re a deliberate team. They are not going to take bad shots. They’re going to take care of the basketball. We have to impose our will on them. If we allow them to dictate every possession then it could be a tough game. They obviously are going to be playing with a lot of confidence. There’s no doubt about that.”They played Duke in the NCAA tournament. They played Baylor in the NCAA tournament. They’re not going to go not eh road with their tail between their legs. That’s for sure.”

On A.J. Edwards “Just familiar.”

On Yale’s ability to rebound “Any time someone’s really good at something it represents a challenge. I would like to think that we;re going to be a much better rebounding team this year also. I think we should be able to hold our own in just about any game we play on the backboards.”

Did Markelle Fultz respond well physically to this last week? “Yeah. Markelle (Fultz) is fine. His minutes won’t be regulated. He’ll be fine. I fhe needs to go 40 he can go 40 in the next game. I didn’t say he’s going to play 40. The potential is there if it needs to be.”

On defense “Kind of the question about the defense, every possession try to be locked in focused, put forth the effort. We’re going to be looking at that a lot, taking care of the ball, shot selection. Those three areas.”

On Dominic Green “When asked after Australia who played well Dominic Green was a name that we said did one of the best jobs on the tour. When asked when we first got back I think I told you Dominic Green. When we started practicing ‘who’s doing well?’ I think someone asked can we expect something from Dominic. I said he had 27 points in our first intrasquad scrimmage. He had 24 in another scrimmage. Now we play, he gets 25. So far that’s what we’re expecting. I don’t know if we expect him to get 20 and 25 every game but we’re expecting him to provide some offensive punch for us because he’s been doing that since we started from the summer. He gets all the credit for it because he is probably the hardest worker on our team. The guy is alway in the gym. He’s not in the gym messing around. He’s in the gym working. It’s paying off for him.”


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