Nov. 6, 2006
What are your feelings on going to your home state to open your junior season?
"It's going to be good playing in front of my family. I want to get some of my teammates to see Wisconsin because I know a lot of them don't know anything about Wisconsin. It will be nice for them to see where I am from. At least a couple of hundred friends and family will be at the games."
How has your role changed now that you are more of a two-three guard as opposed to a one-two guard?
"For me, I don't think it really changes my role. I just focus on guarding bigger guys and going at bigger guys. I am used to that. I've been doing that since I've been here. It takes pressure off me not having to bring the ball up. At times, it gives me more opportunities on offense. I think I can use some mismatches to my advantage."
How do you think newcomer Mac Hopson will be running the point?
"Mac Hopson distributes really well. He sees the floor really well. He can knock down shots. He can penetrate. Once the games start, it will be a test to see who can do what in different situations."
Do you feel you are now in more of a leadership position as a junior?
"I take it upon myself to be a leader. I know I have to be a leader vocally on the court, even off the court sometimes. It's kind of different being a leader and having guys coming to me with questions. With a new coach, it's almost like being a freshman again because things are new."