Coach Scheyer, Gamers Meet With Media Forward of Pittsburgh Recreation

Coach Scheyer, Players Meet With Media Ahead of Pittsburgh Game

DURHAM – Duke males’s basketball head coach Jon Scheyer, together with gamers Mark Mitchell and Kyle Filipowskimet with media members forward of Duke’s residence ACC sport on Wednesday night. The Blue Devils and Panthers tip-off at 7:00 p.m. at Cameron Indoor Stadium, with the sport set to be broadcast on ACC Community. Wednesday’s sport matches us up head coaches Jon Scheyer and Jeff Capel, who every performed at Duke and have been later assistant coaches on Mike Krzyzewski‘s employees. The pair are two of 10 former Coach Ok Duke gamers or assistants now Division-I head coaches.


On what has been essentially the most difficult factor that group has needed to cope with midway by the season:
“I’d simply sum it up and say, there is not any query the toughest half for us is simply having a brand new group, together with the accidents, the continuity we simply have not been in a position to develop that. Now, the issues which have come alongside quicker, I feel sure guys have emerged, whether or not or not it’s Kyle [Filipowski] or Mark [Mitchell], that has helped the place the chance is there, they usually’ve taken it and run with it. However figuring out, ‘alright, you are in the long run of the BC sport’, I’ve gotten requested a few questions on that — that is the primary time that group has been in that state of affairs. So, it is one thing we have continued to navigate. I like our guys attitudes and determining easy methods to at all times get higher and to determine easy methods to play with one another. However we have to take a step ahead now that. It is time and it is January such as you stated, we’re about midway by and I feel that is been the largest problem, and on the identical time, there’s been guys which are forward of schedule. I discussed [Mitchell] and [Filipowski] and what Dariq [Whitehead] has carried out late, I am pleased with these guys.”

On if he is seen something on Pittsburgh’s movie that has stunned him:
“Nothing that stunned me. It is simply they’re actually good. They’re actually good. And actually since that begin that they obtained off to, I feel it truly made them higher, made them harder. And [Jamarius Burton and Blake Hinson], they’re previous, they’re powerful, they will harm you in many alternative methods. In order that they make it laborious in your protection. They’ll unfold you and shoot, they will additionally assault the basket. And [Jeff Capel] has carried out an incredible job together with his group. He is carried out an important job getting them prepared, getting them to imagine and purchase into what the group wants. And we all know it will be a heck of a problem tomorrow evening.”

On whether or not he is spoken to Jeff Capel lately:
“Yeah, we have been in contact however not because the final sport or no matter. Each of us are doing what’s finest for our group and getting our groups prepared. However we have now mutual respect for one another. And we have had a friendship going again since actually over a decade. However he is getting his group prepared. And I am getting my group prepared.”

On utilizing disrespect as gas for the group:
“I feel for me, it is, I knew from the start, this might be a course of. And the factor that I am at all times judging our group on and myself is, ‘are we competing? Are we doing the issues which are mandatory so as to put together to be able to go?’ And also you hope these issues translate into profitable. However to assume with our group, a younger group, no one wins each sport, initially, and if you hit that adversity, if you do get knocked again, how do you reply? And actually any time that is occurred to us this 12 months, we have carried out that. I am actually pleased with our guys for it. I have been amazed. I am not on social media, so I do not see articles. I do not see what’s tweeted. I do not see something, so I am blind to it. However I can think about what’s on the market. And for our guys, they get lots of negativity. There simply is. There’s lots of negativity. And there is additionally people who find themselves extremely passionate and supportive of our program. And we’re grateful for these individuals. However I simply, I need our neighborhood and all people to rally round these guys. They’re giving their all, they’re working laborious. It is not about the place you are at at present. Belief me, I wish to be nearly as good as anyone, I wish to win at present, I wish to win tomorrow. But it surely’s about the place we find yourself and the place we end. And for our group, that is an evolution. And if we stick collectively, we block out the noise, whether or not it is constructive or damaging by the best way, it might be that ‘Duke is so good’ and perhaps we’re not that good. We’ve got to remain very even keeled and be hungry to work each single day. In order that’s the place my focus goes, and understanding the massive image of the place our program must get to and the place this group must get to”

On how Tyrese Proctor and Jaylen Blakes have been responding to extra duty throughout Jeremy Roach’s absence:
“It is an on a regular basis factor serving to them enhance. We watch movie, we work with them on the courtroom. I believed Tyrese [Proctor] did a extremely good job of working our group. I believed he was able to shoot, he did not end the most effective essentially, however that is not what we’re searching for from him. He ran our group and obtained us in a extremely good place on protection, he battled. With Jaylen [Blakes], he is been a key man all 12 months for us and whether or not he is the principle ball handler on the courtroom or they’re on the courtroom collectively, they each are guys, we’d like them to make others higher. And so they’ve embraced that, they’ve carried out it. After which Jaylen is nearly as good of a defender as we have now. So for tomorrow evening, he can actually , his task may be on any of these guys. In order that’s the important thing for him and Tyrese, like I discussed, working our group.”


On his ideas about Duke’s protection within the last 20 seconds of the Boston School sport:
“I feel, clearly we predict we have now some issues to work on in these conditions. However I feel simply attending to be in that state of affairs, getting that have, in a tricky street setting, having an in depth sport and simply preventing actually. Combating and having a will to win I feel is what we took from that”

On how Duke can replicate their higher begin in a street sport going ahead within the season:
“I feel simply having poise. I feel that was our third street sport, so we have been a little bit extra used to it. Simply going out not letting something management us however simply controlling the controllables. And simply doing what we labored on and never getting rattled or getting too into the second. We simply execute what our sport plan is.”

On what went effectively within the Boston School sport to extend the group’s help numbers:
“Simply taking part in by our measurement benefit. That was one in every of our issues we’re trying ahead to. Hitting Ryan within the put up, I do know he had a very good quantity assists in that sport. We all know he is a keen passer within the put up and I do know that lots of groups needed to ship two to cease him. So, we knew that we if we might get the ball to him. Run actions off him. He’ll discover us at any time when we’re open.”


On his mindset within the last 20 seconds of the Boston School sport:
“I would most likely simply say one thing that the coaches have been asking of all the entire group currently is simply to compete. Each possession, by no means take a play off, issues like that. And particularly with the best way the final minute went, which is how hectic it was, that is simply form of what we would have liked. We simply wanted to stay collectively and struggle by to the top of the clock. I used to be simply in the suitable place on the proper time, , preventing for the unfastened ball and I simply needed to block the gang out, the noise out, simply deal with getting the win for my group as a result of I do know that is crucial factor. All these talks about freshmen not with the ability to hit free throws in clutch instances or something, that did not actually hassle me in any respect, as a result of all of us have our personal alternatives to create our personal tales and issues like that. So, I simply form of simply targeted on what my group wanted and what we got here to Boston School to do.”

On whether or not he is seen transferring up the scouting report for different groups and if it impacts his play:
“I’ve positively seen simply the subsequent degree of physicality that is been introduced to those final 4 or 5 video games to me. And I imply, that is form of confirmed by my play as effectively. I wasn’t actually ready for that in a method. So, I’ve simply obtained to remain targeted, be ready for that. I am positively able to dealing with that sort of strain and that sort of physicality, and I simply obtained to convey it to them first earlier than they create it to me. Allow them to know that I am right here to maintain taking part in the best way I ought to be. And if one factor’s not going for me, they take it away, I can adapt and do one thing else to assist my group get the win.”

On what the message within the late-game huddle was at Boston School:
I feel it was a little bit bit extra with the coaches difficult us. I imply, they even emphasised that they have been preventing for us and with us all through the entire sport. And we simply obtained to reciprocate that. Particularly with that loss to NC State previous to the BC sport, that is simply what they needed to see out of us. They only wish to see that struggle and our aggressive nature. As a result of like I stated, the X’s and O’s do not actually matter if we do not have that. In order that was positively the important thing to profitable the sport on the finish of the sport. And simply listening to our coaches too, as a result of they’d lots of nice factors on the finish of the sport that helped us get a defensive cease or something like that.”

On what his message to Dariq Whitehead has been as Whitehead continues to progress this season:
“I imply, simply the previous few video games after the video games I’ve even stated to him, ‘preserve doing what you are doing. You are getting higher day by day’. And he is trying extra like himself day by day. I am positive the potential on that child is [sky-high] and he is obtained a lot extra to attain, and he is obtained a lot extra to convey out in himself. He is doing nice for what we’d like him to be doing now. And, simply him getting higher day by day, like I stated, it is actually good for the group. We could not actually ask of something extra from him as a result of he is nonetheless competing, he is given us, such as you stated, offensive firepower. So, it is trying good with him transferring ahead. We obtained all the boldness in him to maintain doing what he is doing.”

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