“The defense is kind of what was really different than high school. I can't say I never played defense in high school, but I didn't play it like we have to play in Division I. You don't know what it's like until you get here. I think defense is what I really struggle with a lot right now.”
You said after your first game that you were nervous about playing at Gallagher-Iba Arena for the first time. Have those emotions calmed down at all?
“First game, I was so scared. I came out there and I didn't even know what to do. In my mind I was just like, ‘When in doubt, what am I supposed to do? Shoot it, right?' That's the only thing I could think of. The nerves kind of went down, just because I love our fans here. They're all so nice to everybody. I feel comfortable now, but I guess when we go out of state and stuff, I've got to see how's that's going to work out when no one's cheering for you.”
Big 12 play starts Jan. 2. What have your teammates and coaches been telling you about what to expect?
“They've been saying that people pressure a lot (on the wing). It's going to be a lot harder to pass. It's going to be a lot harder to drive. I guess they're just saying it's going to be a lot harder, because everybody is good. It's not just like high school, where one person on a team is good. You have to learn how to get open. You can't just stand around. I'm just excited to get into conference play.”