Leon and I have talked a lot about his future and his options. He just had the best season of his basketball career, which is a credit to his work ethic and perseverance. I trust that Leon will ultimately make a great decision.
It's a great accomplishment. That shows how tough this conference is. For any team in a tough conference, when you can go and nail down a win on the road in your opener, that's a statement. I don't care where you are or who you're playing.
His teams have focused more on ball control than on transition. They're going to work hard on the defensive end. They're very similar to his teams at Pitt, and there's certainly nothing wrong with that.
We can't operate now with our heads down. We're disappointed. We've got basketball ahead of us and we have a huge game Saturday. It's important for our team to bounce back. The natural reaction might be to be down, but we can't afford that. We have to step up.
Leon deserves a lot of the credit for the impact he's made. He makes a lot of things easier for a lot of guys. He's also been a really good defender for us this year. he's really improved his understanding of the game.