GE: I really like Argentina, I had a good time. I wanted to go out more, but I couldn’t. I had to rest because I was playing a lot of minutes and we really didn’t have time to get to know the place, but I think I had a good impact in the tournament, especially on the people that went to the games. I had little kids looking for me to take pictures and stuff. Once, a family went to (my) hotel looking for me for a picture. I hope I can go back again for a longer time. I played good I think. I led the tournament in like three departments, and I feel good that at least every time I played I did it with pride and that’s the best thing you can do. AZ: Does it give you more confidence going into the college season knowing you played so well against top American and other players?
GE: Well, it helps me a lot. I know college basketball is a different thing, especially in the Big East but I feel good where I am right now. I know I (have) to get better, but the more I play I earn more experience so at least that will help me on the court. It also helps me to know what I do better and what I need to improve. It helps me to stay in shape, and I am looking forward to playing at Rutgers. AZ: Are you looking forward to adidas Nations and excited about playing?
GE: Well, I am in Brazil now. I got here on Saturday night, and so far so good. The coaches (with the South American team) are great. This is my first adidas camp and I like it. There are guys from different parts of Latin America, and I am glad I am here. We go to Dallas (Wednesday) night. Right now I am playing well. I am just dealing with a little pain in my lower back, but other than that I am good. GARDEN STATE COACHES CLINIC St. Benedict’s head coach Dan Hurley announced that the Garden State Coaches Clinic will take place between 9-4:30 on Sept. 26 at St. Benedict’s. The event is open to all college, high school and travel coaches and will feature Bill Self, head coach of defending national champion Kansas; Pitt coach Jamie Dixon; West Virginia coach Bob Huggins; Texas coach Rick Barnes; former NBA coach Hubie Brown; and UMass assistant Vance Wahlberg, the creator of the dribble-drive motion offense now used by Memphis head coach John Calipari. Last year’s even sold out with 600 coaches. More information can be found at www.gardenstatecoachesclinic.com