The American center said to the official website of Olympiacos BC:
"I started playing baseball. When I was 12 though, I gained more height and decided to play basketball and I am happy for my decision.
I grew up in Javksonville, an area that does not have a very good reputation but i knew how to stay out of trouble.
Before college, my parents told me that I should be becomne better at school, as a person and as an athlete. I believe that I succeeded and I am happy for it.
My family and I are close and we spend time together. The most important thing is that there is love between us" the 23-year-old center said.
About NBA: Ιt was a vindication for me. I was not disappointed that I had not been drafted but I was sure I could make it to the NBA. Pelicans signed me but they waived me in December. Then Galatasaray offered a contract and I wanted to prove that I can play in the highest level. I think I did well.
About Olympiacos: "Everybody in Tourey used to talk about Olympiacos and by watching them, I realised that they are a big team.
I was sure about Olympiacos offer. I did the best choice for me. Everything here is perfect and I look forward to playing games".
About Sfairopoulos: "He is a great coach. As a coach and as a person. He made me feel comfortable. As a coach, he emphasizes on details and wants everyone on the court to have the same logic and philosophy. He wants to make sure that everyone understands what he needs. We are going to cooperate perfectly. I can't wait to see Spanoulis, Hackett, Lojeski, Printezis and Mantzaris. I signed with Olympiacos to win titles"