Jordan Vandenberg Talks With Wolfpack Hoops
WPH: Jordan, can you tell us how it's been making the transition from Australia to the State?
JV: It wasn't really that bad. The only thing that got me was the time difference and getting my sleep in and getting my body adjusted.
WPH: How's school been going so far?
JV: School is going really well. I'm getting my GPA up and I'm not failing any classes, so real good.
WPH: How have workouts been so far this off-season?
JV: Workouts have been good. I sat out a week due to an injury, but I'm all good now. The whole team is bonding well, so we're looking good.
WPH: We hear the strength and conditioning has been tough, how has it been working with S&C coach, Wright Wayne?
JV: It's been really good. I was surprised at how good he was because I met the strength and conditioning coach last year and I was excited to work with him and when I found out there was a new guy I was like "What's going on?" but Wright does a really good job. I've been really impressed at the way we've come along.
WPH: What can we expect to see from the 'bigs' this year?
JV: All the big men are fairly skilled, like me, DeShawn, Dennis and Tracy. Especially Tracy, because he's a junior this year and he had a really goo year last year. I reckon we'll all see some fairly good court time this year. How much, I don't know, that's up to coach. We're going along well, we're competing strong, and we bond really well.
WPH: What would you say the difference is from Australian basketball to basketball you've seen so far in the ACC?
JV: The main difference, and the one thing that really gets me, is (when the ball is) on the rim, we can go up and get it (while it's touching the rim). Here, there is the cylinder rule, where it can't be on the rim anywhere (when you touch it). That took me a couple of weeks to adjust to, but now I'm fine.