Kansas State Player Quotes

Freshman Center Jason Bennett

On his goals...

“I want to make it to the tournament. That’s my main goal right now.”

 

On the play of David Hoskins...

“He gives me energy. He has the heart to play basketball. I think he’s the best player on the team, and I look up to him. He’s a good athlete and a good friend. He can tell me if I did something wrong. He’ll take me back and make me do it right. I see him as a team leader.”

 

On how small Chicago State was...

“I just tried to give it all I had. I don’t care how big they are.”

 

On his goals for blocks in future games...

“I want to beat my record now. The next game I’ll try to get more than eight and then try to get more than 10.”

 

On the upcoming game against Nebraska...

“I’m sure that we will be pretty good against Nebraska (on Saturday). We have the day off tomorrow then we just have to come in Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and work hard. They are another team that will try and take our house. I just have to play 100 percent.”

 

Junior Forward David Hoskins

On if Chicago State was supposed to present a bigger challenge...

“The coaches made it out to be a little more difficult than it was. That is their job. They were just telling us about how good their guards were. Their point guard had just come off a game scoring 34 points and he is talented if you let him get going. We focused in on trying not to let that happen.”

 

On Jason Bennett’s play...

“Eight blocks? I knew he had a lot, but I didn’t know he had that many. That’s what we need out of him every time we step on the floor. He just alters shots. He can’t help it. Even if he is just standing there, he is going to get in the way. It definitely helps you out during practice when you have a guy that is seven-foot-two and makes you score over him.”