That's what my team calls me. In college, I would lead the team in prayer all the time. That's what everybody knows me for - my faith in Jesus Christ.
When I look down at my shoes, it really gives me motivation, ... I write certain things that can motivate me. Here's my favorite one, Philippians 4:13 - 'I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength.' That's the kind of verses I write on there that really give me motivation.
Basically, if I'm able to run the offense, get to the offensive glass, make great passes, make smart decisions with the ball, don't try to do too much - that's exactly what this team said they need, ... That's what I'm trying to focus on. The other stuff, it will come with more work.
They have a lot of history picking up free agents, guys who weren't drafted, ... I thought that I would have a good opportunity to come in and make the team with my heart and my hard work, the way I play. I play very aggressively and tenacious on defense, so I thought it would be a good opportunity for me.
The guys have really been very welcoming with that.
He's a star player, but he's down to earth and he's very receptive to the young guys, ... He talks to us. He encourages us, gives us compliments, gives us positive criticism. He's been great.
This summer I was able to do that a lot more, ... The biggest thing that I've been working on is defending the threes (small forwards), defending the twos (shooting guards). That's something that I take a lot of pride in, my defense. I'm getting better at it every day.
I expected that it was going to be tough, that it was going to be fun, and that's exactly what it is.