Dec 12, 2014|
UCLA forward talks with Jim
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As promised we're joined by freshman forward with UCLA. A five star recruit at a Milwaukee. Twelve points and eleven rebounds against UC Riverside on Wednesday. He's got a very quickly is averaging fourteen points eleven rebounds and two blocks per game at UCLA is hosting ninth rank in Zagat tomorrow night. I'm joined by Yvonne Mooney. C'mon I Seve on how real. I'm doing great ought to. No ma'am great you are literally the second UCLA freshman ever to appear on this program. Kevin Love is the first AUN very good company. This is you got very grateful. Let's get out beyond arts that take you back to last year if you would you're one of the top players in the country and you are being recruited by everybody and they surprised a lot of people by peaking UCLA. What was it about the Bruins the liked. A low though the whole atmosphere of California to let the old tradition and southward over his platform in a lack of fit in Sicily have players like we did that do without a flight out of the different. At the point made that decision and before you announced it you told your parents date you admit your mind and you ask them. If they want to know what you decided and they said no they wanna be surprised so what was their reaction when you announced you were coming to UCL lack. That there are side is that there was nobody else. Apparent some really like. Put out through until no one else. But they gave me the go ahead and made that may Mossad is Julia this pleasantly so one of them little bit shot but there's there's very had flown. Yeah it's a really really big decision for young person like you so what went into that I mean did you do that completely by yourself did you take various opinions he kind of weigh them all what was a process that she used to come to the decision. The before before and I get muscle would they don't want the stigma about it now have a bailout must so. And been. To let these little that is. And did before blog Monday via my parents my coaches my Brothers we ought said that together they gave me input. And from there and we'll look at my decision a pretty much do that in my vision but that's thereby giving their opinion is so the only Philip. They got them on the way joining us on the program he is a freshman UCLA. What's it been like going from Milwaukee to Westwood and aside from today as the weather do what you expected. The very the United States it I would say those seven degrees and I'm never experienced that in December. Look you know in. Freedom whether that this is doing great out here. Great fat faces used premises. Wrestle about the basketball itself what Tutsi motions re feeling before your first game UCLA at the start of the season I mean were you nervous or if you like another game. Allow very there's actually. Coming out here. Play and applause Billie Jean auditor into the rafters and see that it did not wouldn't. Pregame thing is is there is very excited to be an I was very nervous belt to a slow start pandora. Gay did turn around I mean after that you finished wood twenty points nine rebounds and three assists against Montana state a really impressive performance in the first game. So if you're nervous before the game I just feel after the game. So great that sub ledger about the whole lot Islamic house and they look for the gala Dupree will we definitely. And a lot has blossomed and also very excited for a bit volatile a lot. Among the rejoining us UCLA freshman forward York new numbers and high school which are dropping new ravaged nearly 28 points. Thirteen rebounds seven assists. And eight blocks per game so take me back what was it like stepping on the floor knowing there was a chance you can go for a quadruple double any night. Do we do a lot of fiery. My brother is that child who do something good is virtually every night. This was maybe more consistent players so it was a lot of fun you got a great fans great sport I don't walk he noted there's a lot of fun out there. Pressing and your brother or about Kevin your brother is a number of years ordered the news so he had that advantage but. You want the best players in the country so if you guys go one on one who's gonna win that battle right now. But importantly he's stop blaming you escalate at all it was I'm very. Please stop slavery. And I got way coordinate the humility to shoot around you give Murray mount. So what's he like and it was he was he pushing you was talk a lot of junk do you make you better. Probably thought blood so to me. The good high school they're fighting it what it is good you living nobody who you have a lot of a lot of talks the what I would do better. They were used could speak. Give confidence in public about a mile. By so you older Brothers Kevin York of on it in your mom would call your name was there confusion in the house they had to make out work. But it's outta the house my bed opening Kevin. Those usually if you look at that you Demi she spoke at the Christian Michael beauty called lieutenant and actually having that you think yacht. Those because everything but one name thought you know if you look at that we've spoken in the. So many NM system he'd have to have a system. Now you're huge Kobe Bryant's and we like about his camp. Those confidences here is this in so I hope the sun on the court. It he did a great play of these is most innocent players in the lead me. But you're young guy with some expectations but yet body size he more like Kevin Durant and you are him so. It's obvious end the comparisons are coming already what's your reaction when you hear people talk about you like Kevin Durant. Out of the U. It side by as far as when that hard little booties and but what a bit player of the world will hopefully one that abuse good is similar to that level. The biggest prize they view this news a couple of vomit eating at first but when it's it is but when you use the gated big and chatted view ahead. Income I have the RC your hand on this stuff really really well for somebody as young you come from Milwaukee come to Los Angeles bright lights big city expectations and there are you putting up numbers is that mentioned you're only the second freshman from UCLA river and on the show. I could see three young person your role might be spinning really quickly and even out of control which are handled you pretty well is overwhelming at times does it feel about right. Food all right these are guys that. The people who live music CPA can be a body to base throughout keep myself straight demo my parents a brother. Put up with great Libby. Good luck confidence let me know what will look to do not and it's reflected the view grip player talent. The veto you know a lot of property don't Lorena. All right then with the numbers of Brooklyn high school and the waves start job so far this season. Is already talk about you going into the NBA draft next season I'm guessing the NBA would be a dream come true. What's likelihood you Hussein you could be playing their next year. It's if Lou do daughters come with me. Some knowledge or invoke my whole life. You need your body but you don't really think each and every patent police sorry if people thought about it stud athlete here is that due to choose Clinton during with. Is really the true colts were. It is this is very straight. Do you expect to be their next here is that the plan. Yeah I'm not sure did. Are they really haven't sat down folks who apparently butter or among people or coach off results are that talked about is really this is joy in mind what how experience through just started. Yeah I wonder if your parents are gonna be like you know you just let us know like he given you pick a college or maybe they might wanna know what you gonna do before you announce it. That they they don't know the order noticed size. C'mon really my guess you nailed it may be great thank you very much good to have you on the show because Syria. Did well. It was I am a freshman in college are right.