Sacramento State Quotes

Head Coach Jerome Jenkins

On K-State’s defense...

“They were close. They’re deceptively quick and I was very impressed with that. They’ve got really long arms in the passing lanes. I was very pleased to see that for K-State.”

 

On Michael Beasley...

“He’s a pro. They’ll be lucky to have him after this year, that’s all I can say about him.”

 

On the tempo and style of the game...

“That’s the way we play. We’re playing the 25th-ranked team in the country, but we were ranked second in the country last year in steals. When we get to start playing teams our level, it’s a little bit different. (K-State) is better than us, they should be.”

 

Senior Guard Justin Williams

On the speed of the game...

“It was very fast, fast for both of us. We wanted to come out and run and sprint up and down the floor, try to make it a track meet. That’s what it turned out to be, they just got more out of the track meet than we did.”

 

On Michael Beasley...

“He’s a good young player. He has great potential, has a good future in front of him. It was an honor to play against him and I hope to see him do well the rest of the season.”

 

Senior Forward Justin Eller

On Michael Beasley...

“He’s a real good rebounder, I respect that. A good rebounder is always hard to find. He worked hard and did good.”

 

“(His stats were) great for a big man. I’m a fellow big man so I know it’s hard to get assists and stuff like that. For him to get assists as well as get points is really good.”

 

Junior Guard Loren Leath

On K-State’s defense...

“They’re real long so even if they don’t stand out, it might seem like they do. They’re long so they kind of pushed us back off the three-point line a little bit. They forced us to 31 turnovers, but then again, we forced them into 26 on their home floor. It was a defensive battle. They have athletes, we have athletes.”

 

On Michael Beasley...

“He’s a pro. I’m pretty sure he’s one and done. He could have went straight out of high school. He’s good, real good. I was impressed with his effort. He attacks the basket. A lot of big men you have to get in them, motivate them to attack the offensive glass or defensive glass. He does that on his own.”