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Q&A With Artem Wallace
Release: 11/02/2006
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Nov. 2, 2006

Artem Wallace Q&A

Despite being just a sophomore and relatively inexperienced, Artem Wallace will be counted on by the men's basketball team to be a major contributor and as a leader on the floor. Wallace will get his first Husky start in Friday's exhibition game against Saint Martin's University. Even as a sophomore, you're one of the more experienced players on the team this year. Are the older guys stepping up and helping out the young players?
Artem Wallace:
Yeah, we try to help them out as best we can. We help guide them through the things they don't know. The freshmen are picking it up really quick though, they're doing a good job.

GH: How's practice going?
It's going really well. We've got a lot of guys injured, so a lot of us are sick of playing against each other, so we're ready to get in some new guys.

GH: Are all of the injuries making practice going a little slower than you'd like?
It's just tough right now, because we only have the eight or nine guys playing each other. We just don't have much opportunity to mix up the teams. It's getting a little better now. We've got the tall guys into practices again, getting some time in.

GH: How's the team looking this year?
Right now, we've got the potential to be really good. It just depends on if we're able to come together as a team.

GH: The team made it to the Tournament last great was it?
Really awesome. It was one of the best experiences of my life.

GH: What are you looking forward to this year?
Just getting some playing time. I did get to play last year, but I hope to play a lot more this year.

GH: Is the team looking forward to the LSU and Pitt games this year?
We're definitely looking forward to those games. Last year's preseason schedule wasn't as challenging as this year's preseason schedule, so we're really looking forward to the challenge.

GH: The Huskies are ranked number 16 in the Coaches' Poll right now, how are the players feeling about that?
I actually didn't know that until you just said it. Rankings don't matter to us as much. It's about how we do as a team, and how we stick together.

GH: What can we expect from you this year?
I just want to go out there and play hard, and do whatever it takes to get some rebounds. I'm looking forward to doing whatever Coach wants me to do.

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