Tuesday, October 25, 2011
ACC coaches talk up incoming freshmen
By Paul Biancardi
I recently caught up with all 12 of the ACC head coaches at their media day. Here are their thoughts on some of their incoming freshmen:
Boston College coach Steve Donahue
Ryan Anderson: "He's a very skilled player who can really pass the ball. He needs to learn that he must work harder than he ever did before. Great kid with a good understanding of the game."
Clemson coach Brad Brownell K.J. McDaniels: "Makes athletic plays above the rim, such as offensive tip-dunks and blocks ... things you can't coach."
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski Alex Murphy: "He can be a key player for us. At 6-8, he is a heck of an athlete who can defend on the perimeter."
Austin Rivers: "I'm very impressed with his willingness to learn, for someone who was a dominating scorer in high school. He needs to learn what it means to score at this level; along with his defense and rebounding."