“We have a great group of guys, we enjoy spending time with each other and bonding and I think that’s another thing that’s helping us out defensively is we have that chemistry. It helps us perform at a higher level together.”
“It’s imperative that I show up and do my job which is defensive rebounding right now. We have a lot of good scorers and two-way players on our team who score buckets so my job is to come in and be an energy guy. Come in, hustle and do my thing.”
"...Rebounding is kind of my thing, usually when I rebound really well I’m active on defense and it gets me in a good state. So I always try to focus on rebounding as my main priority.”
“When there’s a tandem of me, ‘Mot’ and ‘B Ash,’ we bring good offensive skill to the team and rebounding. I love playing with those two guys and you can see that it really works for us.”
"When I’m going I’m going." - Justin Dentmon
“I feel great,” says Hornsby. “Because I’m letting the game come to me. I’m not trying to force the issue. Playing as much as I am now, it’s much easier for me or anyone to figure out for themselves how they need to play in order to be the best for the team and themselves. I’ve been getting in a groove and can hopefully be consistent.”
Fonville entered the game off the bench and immediately nailed three three-pointers, setting the pace for himself and the team to capture the lead after the Blue began the game with it. “It’s a confidence booster. You just keep shooting and it feels like they’re all going in.”
Sloan adds that in this day and age, a little USA basketball will go a long way. “With all that’s going on in the country, sports brings us together.”
..so let’s go further. Because there’s that much stuff.
“We play so fast, whether we’re up 40 or down 40. It’s a lot of possessions but we do a great job of running and playing our game. Hate it or love it, that’s how we’re going to play.”
After 35 points in the opener, Justin Dentmon followed his opening act up with 23 more. Donald Sloan racked up 21 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals off the bench. The veteran pair form one of the G League’s elite point guard duos. Brandon Ashley rounded out the double-figure scorers with 13.
"...if you told me that would have been happening, I would have slapped you in the face and called you a liar."
Jim and Rebecca may be the biggest Keith Hornsby fans around, growing up idolizing his father Bruce and his band, the Grammy award winning Bruce Hornsby and the Range.
...why everyone messes with LaQuinton
“I think cause I’m the best looking guy on the team.”
“I can (still) score like crazy (laughs). That’s one thing that’s never going to change. I got other things I can also do but scoring is almost a guarantee.”
Now he can sit back, relax, and see what new teammates he’ll have in the upcoming season. “It’s definitely a different feeling,” says the former LSU Tiger. “Last year was very stressful. I didn’t get much of a heads up that I would be coming here. You’re sitting at home like ‘what city am I gonna go to?”
To summarize, a player on a two-way contract: (you must read to find out more!)
“I’m happy with two championships in a summer. Can’t argue with that.”
...There’s just a lot of basketball players that I’m sure want to continue playing basketball after they graduate. It’s really hard at that level to get an opportunity so I just wanted to give these guys a chance.”