Thursday, July 30, 2009

Josh Powell Interview With The Los Angeles Times








This interview is from right after the championship, and the Lakers have picked up his option since then. We thought you might enjoy these videos. Josh expresses how much the championship meant to him personally, considering all it took for him to get to this point. It also shows Josh's lighter side and sense of humor. Enjoy!

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10 Responses to "Josh Powell Interview With The Los Angeles Times"
  1. NCSUGradx2 said...
    July 30, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Just wanted to comment that Josh Powell, Scott Wood, DeShawn Painter, Josh Davis, Julius, CJ, Farnold and a bunch of former state players (Fells, Tony Bethel, etc) played games on Monday night and Wed. night at the Sidney Lowe Basketball Camp in Reynolds.

    All I have to say is that the game tempo for this year should go way up based on those games.

    The new freshmen looked great, Scott Wood was draining 3's left and right and I think the sleeper for this year will be Josh Davis who played aggressive and smart.

  2. Matt said...
    July 30, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Hey NCSUGradx2, you have any video or care to elaborate further?

  3. Werewolf in Franklinton said...
    July 30, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    WPH

    Will Peter Jurkin be returning to United Christian this season?

    I have heard he was a State target, 7"0 220 rising sophmore.
    I am sure having Fuller as AD can't hurt or chances. Just wondering what your take was on Fullers new job and if it may open up some new recruiting avenues for the Wolfpack.

    It would be great if Todd could take a job on the NCSU coaching staff.

  4. NCSUGradx2 said...
    July 30, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    Sorry no video, I was just a parent with a kid in SL Camp who got a nice treat when all of these great players hit the court for a exhibition game.

    Former player Jordan Collins looked like he was giving Josh Powell all he could handle. While DeShawn Painter is and will be a presence on the court, he was surrounded by a few 6'10+ big men playing in the NBA and Europe that forced him to work mostly out on the perimeter. Scott Wood mostly operated on the 3 pt line at the baseline and I noticed also has a very quick first step to make a move to the basket (he also looks about 16 years old :).

    Farnold's quickness is back and he was penetrating the lane every time he touched the ball and did not throw it away once. Julius ran the offense nicely and showed good leadership. CJ was constantly creating plays and hit most all of his shots. He can do it all.

    Josh Davis and Courtney Fells were matched up and Josh scored at least 6-10 pts and played aggressive on defense.

    The whole game was very up tempo... I think it is the only way these players will know how to play.

    I think if personalities can gel and they learn their teammates tendencies, I think we may very much be a contender this year, but I know better than to make these types of predictions, just dreaming the big dream. Go Pack!

  5. Anonymous said...
    July 30, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    ^^Great post.

    Tank04

  6. Matt said...
    July 30, 2009 at 3:10 PM

    Great to hear how the new guys are doing NCSUGradx2. Thanks so much for the post. I wish I had an opportunity to catch an exhibition like that.

    Best of luck to your little Wolfpacker!

  7. WolfCop said...
    July 30, 2009 at 4:07 PM

    I am so happy for Josh. He was one of my favorites in his short time at State. He keeps his nose clean and works hard. I will never forget his efforts to try to win us that ACC Chamionship. Almost!

  8. Slick said...
    July 30, 2009 at 4:37 PM

    From reading NCSUGrad's post I assume Scott is doing just fine after his knee injury. That's good to hear.

  9. redfred said...
    July 30, 2009 at 5:14 PM

    I've never heard why for sure, but I hate that Josh Powell wasn't able to stick around in Raleigh. He seems like a good guy and I wish him the best out there in LA.
    ...

    "The new freshmen looked great, Scott Wood was draining 3's left and right and I think the sleeper for this year will be Josh Davis who played aggressive and smart."

    As far as what NCSUGradx2 is saying, and esoecially after hearing all of the constant whining form the nancys over at NegativeNancyNation about his signing, I'd love nothing more than for Josh Davis to become a factor for the Wolfpack.

  10. redfred said...
    July 30, 2009 at 5:16 PM

    ^nice typing redfred

 

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