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"Just to realize I can play at this level and I can hang with some of these guys they're projecting to be in the first round, second round.
"Coach [Jim] Calhoun had some really nice words for me after the game, and I was blown away by that. When I read that, I was in shock for a while. I couldn’t believe he said some of the things he said.
"Obviously, coach [Tommy] Amaker and coach [Kenny] Blakeney, they believed in me for a very long time. They’ve been saying those things for a while."