If you're used to scoring 70 points a game and suddenly you're in games in the 30s and 40s, that's a heck of an adjustment.
The bottom line is that I encouraged him to stay. He told me 'You're ready, it's your time.' I've been appreciative ever since.
It's like the big time, man.
Nine times of not getting it done and to finally get it done in this way, is awesome.
We drilled him on Freeman. We got confused a few times with where the (second defender) was supposed to be, but when we made adjustments they had a hard time scoring.
He's an outstanding coach and person. Class sums it up in one word.
I'm a graduate of Hoover, I've been an assistant or head coach the last nine years and I have never seen a Hoover team hold an opponent to two single-digit quarters nine points or less and still be down at halftime. That just is unheard of.
He has an administrative degree, never used it. He had an opportunity to go to Waukee and utilize his degree and be the head coach.
It's a matter of time before they are competing for conference and state rights.
I just love them. We have such a kinship that goes beyond a coach-player relationship.
He just loves to compete. He goes as hard as anybody in practice. He just brings it every night. He's a dream reserve. Everyone wants a kid like Joe Muldoon on their team.
In this league you can't factor in a home-court advantage. It's probably pretty equal on both ends.
Some college coach is going to grab this kid and turn him into a beast.
I don't know how to explain it. He is just an unbelievable freaky athlete. He's capable of doing that every night he really is.