Ben Howland has had some of the greatest impact on my life. He was responsible for bringing me to Pitt and my development at Pitt.

Right now, I'm home. I really love it here and I want the kids to come because they love it here, too.

I don't know if I tried to sell myself. If anything, I tried just to be myself. I don't think you can trick kids. I don't. And I'm not that person.

This feels great for someone from New York. I took the subway here today. I am home.

I couldn't be happier. I'm so comfortable being here. I love New York City.

That's something that always stuck with me about his work ethic and his determination.

There were such great people at Pittsburgh and I miss those kids already. Recruiting in the Big East and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference have the same objective, just recruit good players who want to play at your school. Nothing changes.

Continuing what has gone on here means high standards. This school has had tremendous success and I hope to continue that.