On his impressions of Boston so far: "It hasn't been that much. I was in [Mattapan on Monday] for the [rookie introductions] and then got to come here today. I like it so far, I just want to have more time to see more of it."
On his first time at Fenway Park: "This is great, a great place to watch a baseball game."
On his connection to baseball: "I actually played some growing up. I loved the game. I used to pitch and play a little first base. Obviously, basketball was my future, but I really enjoyed it."
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