No. 11 pick, Boston Celtics
Q: When did you start hearing that you might be going in the first round?
Late, because I just found out I was coming here like a week ago, so it was like a one-minute thing.
Q: Can you talk about your injury?
I hurt my foot in junior college. I had turf toe, and working out two times a day and lifting weights every day, it was kind of hard on my foot.
Q: Can you talk about your thought process in deciding to come out early?
I didn't think about it until the end of my season. My junior college coach did a lot of research for me, and I really thought I was going to LSU. At that time I was at the top of my game. I was at the peak, so I thought this would be the right thing for me.
Q: How do you think you'll fit in with the Celtics?
I think Boston's a great team that I would like to play for. Antoine Walker and Paul Pierce, they're young guys just like myself, and I think Paul Pierce and I have similar games, so if they play all three of us at the same time, I think the other teams will have matchup problems.
Q: Can you describe your game?
It's more like a slashing game. Good defense, rebound, block shots, good perimeter skills.
Q: What position do you see yourself playing?
I think I'm going to start off as a small forward, but as time goes along, I keep working on my ballhandling skills, my perimeter shot, I think I can eventually slide to the two-spot.
Q: Is it unnerving that Boston selected you without contacting you at all?
I trust the people close to me. I put trust in my junior college coach and I put a lot of trust in God, and things will work out for me.