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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 11/10/2009
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POSTGAME QUOTES
Washington State vs. Lewis-Clark State College (Exhibition) -
Nov. 9, 2009 - Pullman, Wash. (Friel Court)
Final Score: WSU 73, LCSC 51

Head Coach Ken Bone
Overall impressions of the game...
"I was very curious, I thought a few of the guys would be a little more nervous than they appeared to be. I thought we were for a few minutes early in the game, but we settled down and did some good things. We shared the ball, 18 assists and eight by your starting point guard is very good. They didn't shoot well, but part of that is the defensive effort by our kids."

"First of all, we won the game. Not everybody wins their exhibitions games. I'm glad and proud of the guys that they went out and competed and came out ahead. I felt like some guys just did a really good job for the minutes they were out there. With the exception of Marcus, DeAngelo and Klay, it's new to them, even some of the guys that were out there last year. I think it's good for them to gain some confidence by getting out there in front of the crowd and getting some minutes under their belts."

On Marcus Capers' defense...
"He did a great job, that is one of the reasons why Marcus is out there. He values the defensive end and takes a lot of pride in trying to stop guys. With his quickness and long arms, he gives us a great presence at the guard spot on the defensive end.

Sophomore Guard Klay Thompson
On changes to his game this year...
"I just didn't do as much last year. I think Coach Bone's system is easier to get more opportunities like that with the floor spread and how we're trying to push the ball. I'm just trying to be aggressive when I have those opportunities."

"I think it was just me getting open looks and good passes from my teammates. I just had a good rhythm when I was coming off screens, so that was about it."

On the game...
"It felt good to get out there and be in like a real game atmosphere because we've been working all fall to be in a situation like this. Now we know how to play as a team and we've got a lot of young guys, so it was good for them to get an exhibition game in. We played against a pretty good team, so it was fun just to compete."

What's next...
"We've got a bunch to work on still. We're young, but we've got a lot of talent. I think we've got a good future, we work hard. We've just got to stay focused every practice and every game. We've got a lot of guys who can play, so we're just going to come out and play hard every game, that's all we can do."

Sophomore forward DeAngelo Casto
On how his body felt...
"My body felt good. My knees didn't bother me...my knee is feeling alright."

On the up-tempo style...
"In high school we ran up the floor a lot, so I like how Coach Bone came in and we were able to run the floor a little bit. That's good for me, we've got guards that are willing to share the ball...and we've got guys that will shoot the ball so it spreads the floor well, I will run as hard as I can so I can get open looks and so will my teammates."

Freshman guard Reggie Moore
On his feelings before the game...
"I was pretty nervous at first to be honest. It felt good to get the ball in my hands, once the jump ball went up, so I got used to it pretty fast."

On stepping into the point guard role...
"I just really, really like playing with these guys. They're really easy to play with, so it makes my job a lot easier, playing with a shooter like Klay or a player like DeAngelo, it just makes me look better than I probably really am."

On the team...
I feel like we're coming together really well. We all kind of come from different backgrounds but during the off season and preseason we really got to know each other a lot. Especially during practices, we'd battle a lot, so I think that brought us a lot closer.

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