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Tad interview with Yahoo!

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by jgisland, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. jgisland

    jgisland Club Member Club Member

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    Thorburn tweeted this article earlier today, but if anybody missed it, you need to read it.

    A couple good parts:

    JE: Spencer Dinwiddie is a freshman who is your third leading scorer already. Did you expect him to be a key contributor so quickly?

    TB: We were expecting it, yeah. When we recruited him, we told him he was going to have an opportunity to step in and make an impact right away. You never know how it's going to happen, but I will say with Spencer we expected it. We recruited him hard with the idea that this was what we were losing. We had Carlon sitting out and Nate Tomlinson's a senior but other than that the ball was going to be in his hands. Obviously it appealed to him, and he's a guy who hopefully we can build around.

    JE: With Spencer thriving for you guys right now and a talented kid like Xavier Johnson on his way next season, you've had success recruiting Southern California. Is that an example of where the move to the Pac-12 has benefited the program?

    TB: Absolutely. I think we also did a great job with Askia Booker. He's a guy who can make a lot of baskets as he continues to grow and develop. He's so explosive. He's our sixth man right now coming off the bench. He's a guy that wasn't recruited by any Pac-10 schools, but we pulled the trigger on him. Sometimes you have to out-recruit people. Sometimes you have to out-evaluate them. Hopefully we can do a little bit of both as we continue forward.

    JE: I had a chance to see you guys in person last year during the NIT and the crowd support really impressed me. How pleased are you that the enthusiasm for Colorado basketball seems to have carried over into this season?

    TB: We've always got room for improvement. Our arena seats 11,000. What I tell people around here is that until those 11,000 seats are sold out for every home game, we've got work to do. With that said, we've had tremendous energy with the crowds we've had. It's a great atmosphere, and you add the atmosphere with the altitude and we've got a recipe for one of the best home-court advantages in the Pac-12. I don't think we're there right now, but we can get there.
     
  2. RK

    RK UBL Club Member

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    Why was Jon Embree conducting the interview?
     
  3. cu2x

    cu2x Club Member Club Member

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    thanks - good read. Hopefully, the BB team will show Cal kids CU is a real opition.
     
  4. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    ymssr, good catch.
     
  5. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    article is currently linked on Yahoo! sports CFB front page. nice.
     

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