"I'm getting up and down the court a lot better than I did when I first got here."
"I'm always trying to get in the gym, ride a bike, treadmill, play one on one, and just trying as much as possible to get in shape to be ready for the season."
"We're gonna go out there every game and give 110%."
"T.J. has definitely slimmed down a lot and has become more athletic, so that he can play at an even higher level than he did last year."
"It's a capital "B" and capital "J" in BeeJay."
"Coach is liking my (weight loss) progress. He wants me to keep working at it every day so to the point when I'll be ready this season."
"I've talked with Lorenzo many times about how he did things last year. I think I can fit in that spot that Lorenzo played really well."
"Everybody's filling in well. Everyone's coming together and everyone wants to win."
"I'm gonna come in and just play my role. I'm going to do whatever it takes to help the team win."
"I think I'm fitting in well. I think this is the spot for me. I'm gonna be playing to the potential I know I can play at."
"The fan base is just crazy. Everywhere I go, someone's calling me name, tweeting me…I just want to acknowledge them and show them how much it means to me. It's a family thing."
"It's a lot different. Everyone's having fun. You can tell in the locker room. You can see it off the court."
"You don't have a clique over here or a clique over there. We just seem to enjoy each other and have fun."
"Like Lorenzo was a good teammate and friend to me, I want to help Cat out even more to help him get adjusted."
"Desmond Lee is very athletic. He can shoot it really well. He's someone who is going to come to into the game with that "swagger" every night."
"The Wolfpack Nation is going to love (Desmond Lee)."
"I think Ralston is going to come in knowing what we're going to go through as a team. He knows he has to be one of the leaders on the team, which he has been."
"Both Ralston and Desmond are extremely versatile and are going to be very athletic."
"I can see the potential with Patrick (Wallace) shooting and Kyle (Washington) playing down low."
"Me being a leader is about leading by example."
"I'm making sure I'm not steering them wrong in any way."
"In my offseason, I've been in the gym a lot."
"I've lost about 25 pounds."
"I'm lighter on my feet. I'm stronger. I'm lighter on my feet."
"Our chemistry is great. Everyone wants to get better together, and that's the main thing."
"Me, BeeJay, and Lennard can make a big impact on the boards."
"Patrick Wallace pushes me everyday. If I work as hard as him, I'm going to be in good shape."
"TJ's a huge impact. He's making sure he's leading on and off the court, and making sure he's leading by example."
"When TJ's put in positions to lead by example…I've seen it in practice – He's gonna be able to lead in the game."
"All I can do is work hard. I'm working as hard as I can, and if I do that, I'm going to be in pretty good shape."
"There's a great sense of team chemistry."
"These are great guys – level heads and no egos."
"Our confidence as a group comes from wanting to make a great impact. We're wanting to do some great things in this conference."
"You've gotta lead, so I guess that's what I'm gonna do in leading in the right direction."
"We're buying into the love of defense in our game. No one wants to go down that route of not defending and being scored on, so you've got to take pride in your defense."
"All I know is we need team unity more than anything."
"Without us being together as a team, or if anyone is on their own island doing their own thing, we need to be unified as a team first."
"The unity is there. Everyone wants the same things and the same goal."
"It's good to be back on the east coast."
"The fans on twitter and out and about are showing love to me. They're ready to see me perform. There's a lot of expectations."
"I'm just wanting to help the team win. That means defending, scoring when needed, knock down the open shot, and just to help make somebody else better."
"I think I'm just gonna need to be a good role model and role player in this team."
"Hopefully I can do something that will make me be remembered."
"The freshman are all talented players."
"I've been working on my conditioning in the offseason. I've been working on my hook shots and mid-range shots."
"I'm gonna do things that haven't been asked of me before. Hopefully I can do something to benefit the team."