K-State Player Quotes

 November 25, 2008

Oakland at Kansas State

Kansas State Player Quotes

 

Guard Jacob Pullen

On shooting the three tonight...

“I got open looks and they went in today. They were the same looks I got against Emporia State and Cleveland State, I just got a few more of them today and they went in like they are supposed to. We just really emphasized in practice this week on getting into their zone and drawing two and then kicking it to our teammates. Dominique (Sutton) got inside hit me at the high post then I was able to hit Denis (Clemente) for the shot. We were all just able to share the ball. After awhile we would hit the post so then Luis (Colon) and Ron (Anderson) could kick it back out to make open shots.”

 

On the balanced scoring...

“Like I said at the beginning of the year we are more complete and more balanced, there is no pressure on anybody. If I don’t go out the next night and shoot the ball well there is no pressure on me because I got 10 other people on my team that are capable of scoring. The next night it could be Dominique (Sutton), DK (Darren Kent) and Ron (Anderson) who could score 20, 18, and 20. We just have a balanced team and when one person looks like they are slacking the next person steps it up.”

 

On the assist to turnover ratio...

“That just means we share the ball. That means we are not a selfish team. It means it is not a selfish 24 points or a selfish 12 points for Luis (Colon). It was I get your man to step up, kick the ball to you, you kick it to me and hit the shot and I think we did that very well today.”

 

On playing Kentucky...

“It is going to feel great. We get the chance to really go out prove that K-State basketball is back up now. It is not the slump that they may have gone through for three or four years. We are here and as long as Frank (Martin) is here he is going to continue to bring good players and K-State basketball is going to be something to deal with.”

 

Junior Luis Colon

On the career high tonight...

“I have been working for three years. I work well in open space.”

 

On the crowd shouting his name...

“It feels good. I’m just so proud of myself for working so hard all the time.

 

On the improvement from game to game and from last season...

“I learned a lot from Mike (Beasley) and Bill (Walker) and obviously guarding them everyday in practice helped out a lot. I also understood that I had to lose some weight so I can move better on the court and play more. Over the summer I dedicated myself to keep running and losing those 25 pounds. I feel a lot better on the court. I can screen better and go after rebounds better. I also worked on my free throws. It was just a lot of working.”