Wednesday, October 21, 2009
CJ WILLIAMS TALKS WITH WOLFPACK HOOPS
WPH: We've been hearing a lot about this new haircut you got. Apparently you drove to Fayetteville to get it done. Is this a new look for you?
CJ: Um, yeah it is. I plan on trying to keep it as long as I can, or as long as my mother will let me.
WPH: What would you call this cut?
CJ: Well, I've heard a lot of different names. I've heard "the mohawk," but probably one thing that I've heard, that kind of stuck with me, is "the FRO-hawk"
WPH: So can you explain why you drove all the way to Fayetteville to get it cut?
CJ: Yeah, my barber, he's good with my hair and he talks to me a lot. His step-son is Tank Tyler, who played football here. He knows a lot about the college ranks.
WPH: Can you talk about the difference from last years team to this years team?
CJ: I think we're going to play with a lot more emotion this year. We have a lot of guys that work hard and want to compete every night.
WPH: This summer you played in the Durham Pro-AM league, put on by Jerry Stackhouse. You played exceptionally well against some pretty stout competition. Do you feel that helped you a lot?
CJ: It definitely gave me a lot of confidence knowing that I can go out and compete against NBA guys, former NBA guys, and guys that never made it, but were good enough to make it.
WPH: Can you talk about what improvements you've seen in your game this off-season?
CJ: I've worked on my ability to get to the basket a lot more. I've worked on being able to set my other teammates up by seeing the entire floor as I'm going to the basket.
WPH: Last year you relied a lot on the jump shot. This year, you're saying we will see a different player?
CJ: Right, yea. I think I am a different player than I was last year. The experience was definitely good for me, and I learned a lot from Courtney Fells. He was like a big brother to me on the team, and he taught me a lot about what I needed to know in ACC basketball.
WPH: We've heard that the strength and conditioning this year has gotten a lot more intense. Your thoughts?
CJ: It is intense. It is very intense. Charles was definitely a good strength and conditioning coach and Wright knows what he's doing, so there is a difference, but you know.