Kansas State Player Quotes

Freshman forward Billy Walker
On how it felt to play in his first game...
“It felt good. I just had to adjust to the speed of the game. After that it was pretty much regular for me, but I did get a little winded. It wasn’t anything different than anything else I’ve played in big arenas before so it was more like business as usual.”

 

“I played alright. I just wanted to come in and provide a spark on the defensive end. I just want to fit in with the team and the best way to do that is to play hard on defense. I think that happened.”

 

On the ovation...

“Yeah it felt good. It always picks up your play a little bit more when you have the crowd behind you. That was great.”

 

On winning over the older players...

“You just have to work as hard as they’re working, show them that you’re dedicated to helping them.”

 

Senior forward Cartier Martin

On the keys to success in the first half...

“We made them turn the ball over, we got some loose balls and made open shots.”

 

On Bill Walker’s contributions...

“He brought some explosiveness to the team. He’s a good athlete and able to jump well. He can shoot the ball as well. He brings a lot of versatility to the team. He can make open shots and get to the basket. He brings a lot to the team.”

 

 

Senior guard Lance Harris

On the keys to success in the first half...

“We took them out of the stuff they wanted to do, got some steals and made easy buckets.”

 

On his impression of Bill Walker...

“He played hard. He surprised me actually with how he played, first game out, being a freshman. It just shows that he has character, can play hard and will be able to help us.”