“I was ecstatic come draft night just to hear my name called. And now, after playing in the summer league and getting to know some of the guys and being able to play under the coaching staff and seeing the great things that are going on here in this organization, I'm even more excited to put my name on the dotted line.”
“Well, I have lost you; and I lost you fairly;
In my own way, and with my full consent.
Say what you will, kings in a tumbrel rarely
Went to their deaths more proud than this one went.
Some nights of apprehension and hot weeping
I will confess; but that's permitted me;
Day dried my eyes; I was not one for keeping
Rubbed in a cage a wing that would be free.
If I had loved you less or played you slyly
I might have held you for a summer more,
But at the cost of words I value highly,
And no such summer as the one before.
Should I outlive this anguish-and men do-
I shall have only good to say of you.”
“We developed more when we played in different leagues during the summer. We know Bubba is the big shooter, someone we need to get the ball to. Brad can score about anytime he wants. I can create shots. We all know our roles.”
“We played them in the summer or fall (league) and only beat them by a point or two. Then we saw they played Hampton tough the other night (in a Peninsula District tournament semifinal), and we had some worries.”