Brad Davison starts his encore EYBL season tomorrow, and winning is on his mind.
His Howard Pulley Panthers missed the Peach Jam for the first time in NIKE EYBL history in 2015, and that does not sit well with the junior guard from Maple Grove (Minnesota)
We caught up with the guard before session 1 in Brooklyn, eager to find out how preparation was going for he and his teammates. Read below for the full interview:
Alec Kinsky: Take us through the difference in your mindset going from year one to year two in the EYBL.
Brad Davison: Yes sir. Its a whole different felling coming in. We're confident. we got a lot more experience.We have a lot of our core back from last year, and we have a bad taste in our mouth from last year, so we feel like we have something to prove.
AK: What have you told your younger guys about playing in the EYBL How are you going about preparing them?
Davison: I think our biggest place where we can prepare them is practice. Being physical with them playing fast all the time because. It's a whole new speed in the EYBL, it's not something you can prepare for. So we're just trying to prepare them the best that we can.
AK: What would make it a successful summer circuit for you individually this year?
Davison: First of all my first goal is for us to win and make it to Peach Jam. That's most important. But for me personally, I just want to be aggressive, do what I can to help my teammates out, and just be aggressive and assertive at both ends of the floor.
AK: Catch us up on recruitment. I won't get into specifics, but what's most important to you when picking a school at the next level?
Davison: I think the biggest thing for me is the relationship I have with the coaching staff and the players that are there. And also the tradition of the program, those are the two biggest things for me.
AK: What has the Pulley program mean to you as a basketball player?
Davison: It's meant so much to me, just preparing me for the next level. It opened me up to a whole new environment. It really has been the best decision I've ever made coming here in 9th grade. Just to get used to my surroundings and really prepare for the next level by playing against the top players in the country.
AK: Any teammates primed to step up?
Davison: We have a lot of talent on this team. But I think one guy that will step up is Daniel Oturu. He's really long and athletic, he'll help us. We have a lot of strong potential on this team.