ACC Media Day Video: C.J. Leslie

Pack Pride
Posted Oct 17, 2012


CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NC State junior forward C.J. Leslie spoke with Fox Sports/Pack Pride reporter Sara Jane Harris at the 2012 ACC Media Day.

NC State junior forward C.J. Leslie spoke with Fox Sports/Pack Pride reporter Sara Jane Harris at the 2012 ACC Media Day.

C.J. give us an outlook on the 2012-2013 Wolfpack.
We obviously have preseason high expectations, but we just have to stay focused and not let it get to our heads.

You were picked No. 1 in the ACC coaches poll.
We're supposed to be good this year, but the main thing is we have to stay focused. We stay focused and realize that the only way to be in the poll in March is hard work in practice and stay true to what we do.

You were picked preseason ACC Player of the Year. What does that mean to you and make you want to be better this year?
Definitely. I'm still going to come in with the same mindset. My mindset isn't going to change because of that. I'm going to stay focused and not get off track... come out and practice hard with my team and do all the things I'm supposed to do.

What improvements will we see from you this season?
Better shot selection, pushing the ball a little better, less turnovers. There are a lot of little things I'm going to get better at.

You've practiced a few days, how has preseason gone for you?
Very well. We've been practicing hard and looking good in practice.

It's just one of those things that everybody is excited for. Everyone is jittery with high energy. Everyone is just pumped up.

How far can this team go?
We can go as far as we want to go. I think the only problem that we are going to have is ourselves.

We just have to go out and do all those things that coach told us to do and do all those things right.



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