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So anyways, guys, what's going on? Welcome to another I hoops fl interview.
And today all be interviewing 2021 3 Star Bowler commit Jane and Taylor.
What's going on, my guy? So what? You are What? You gonna have to turn this quarantine and playing basketball or not? Really? Yeah.
I mean, uh, my I have a friend who's letting me at his June.
So it wasn't really a problem getting in June, and I've been working out at home.
So, anyways, That's just get let's get right into this interview.
So the first question is probably a very obvious one.
So what led you to pick Butler? Uh, really? It was the coaching staff.
The cultures that they treated.
You treated me like family.
It was all woke me and the visit just, like, just put the icing on the cake.
Everything about Butler was just It was just right for me.
And I just wanted to make that decision.
You said that the visit put the icing on the cake.
What? What? What exactly what did you exactly dio during the visit? Uh, so when I first got there, they're playing.
It was like a exhibition game.
They're playing like you, Indy or something, and they blew them out.
So after that, we, like, went to the back.
We able, like our parents, the coaches, the team.
And it was just like the vibe.
Everybody was cool.
Everything was just like said.
And then after that, I just hung out with the team and, like, I like the players like it's just a cool about Yeah, I'm just warning.
I've never gone on.
Ah, visit, obviously.
So I'm just curious What? What? What was the food? Was the food good? Yeah.
I mean, I have everything.
I think I like chicken wings help.
They have a lot of stuff.
You get the pay. They should. You should. You Good.
And do you think do they give you guys like any, like, gear? Anything or like, I guess.
I know they kind of They would give you a jersey wherever to try on, but do they kind of give you guys any, uh, I guess clothing items or souvenirs from the visit? Uh, no, not yet That they get in trouble, so you never know.
You OK? And you said you kind of got to talk to the players.
What was What was that like for you? Kind of meeting the guys that might be your future teammates.
I actually really cool to see what I would be doing in a couple of years.
Like what they're going through right now is what I'll be going through so that I could talk to him, get inside the stuff about everything.
Yeah, I wanted to.
Were you able to go on? Any other visits are just the butler? No, I actually, since I committed so early in our new miss.
Any other business.
I mean, I took, like, unofficial but nothing official of my, uh, on the official visit with Boulder, Of course.
And you just said that you committed so earlier.
I mean, like, I always looking to the committee, I think even committed in 2019.
So I was I mean, my my mind is blown right off the bat.
So what? What kind of we made that decision just so easy for you? Like I said, uh, I always I'm gonna go somewhere where I'm a have an impact.
I don't want to go anywhere where I'm going to sit or not play or like, I'm just not a priority.
I feel like butler partner tires me.
So what are being said? I just thought it was like, Why not? Of course.
And Bowler is very close to ah, to your home or it's at least areas.
So what's that? Connolly for you knowing that you'll probably be able to play in front of your friends and family.
That's really cool.
And that's what I like.
That's enough other reason.
I'm gonna play in front, my family, my friends don't be able to come back to me and supporting me.
So the support system would be crazy, like it'll be the same.
So that's another good thing.
Yeah, it's definitely going to be a really cool experience.
So what? What do you like about Butler? In terms of the style of their basketball, I kind of just get up and down and play.
I like, How do you the ball screen? Like, I feel like I really, really well with the floater often like I know him have to defend.
But offense like, I think I'll be like, I think I feeling, What do you want on those visits? Were you ever able playing basketball? Butler.
What's just kind of tours and all that stuff? No, no.
I didn't play any Best Buy that weekend, but like a couple weeks before that, like a few weeks before that, I went to a brother and I played like open gym with the guys like the players, like we ran pick up games and I was cool.
That's the first time I ever played like with.
So that was good.
I was a bit Yeah.
What? They're kind of like playing with guys that are in college.
You might be a little bit bigger. A little stronger.
What was that alarmist you're like for you? It is different.
It really is different.
Like you can tell the level of the separation.
Like Like it's different, Like this.
Strength the physicality to speed the course way long.
So you like You can definitely tell it like it was cool is a good experience to, like, see wrong on a hiking people.
So it was good, Was it? Like, I need that difficult for you Where conned showing when you were playing with him.
I mean, I was telling like I was going.
I was getting my shots up here and there like it wasn't difficult, like, cause that any day, just basketball.
So it wasn't, like, anything like hard, But it was like you could tell the difference between high school and college.
Yeah, and going back to you being Butler's first committed the class.
So how important is loyalty to you? Very, very so.
Another thing is, the coaches were they were very consistent, like the coach always hit me up.
I was texting me.
See how I am? What I'm like, just what I'm up to.
They came to the games a lot.
So, like, that's a bit I'm big on loyalty.
So that's another thing.
So I don't see myself decommitted from Butler at all.
Yeah, of course.
Did you receive that offer from Butler? Cause I know that was one of your one of your first higher and offers.
So what was that exact moment? Like? I don't know.
When I was I want to say, Like, what? Did I get that offer? Hello? I can't I can't find out you're clean.
I want to say, because I remember I was in school like it was like, right after school, actually.
Oh, no, I got it right here.
I got that offer.
No, I just posted it that day.
It was all Oh, no, it's not like you thought that.
I got to make Makes them.
Yeah, makes every last year.
So that was And what was the second person, like, Just just with that moment, Like for you, cause I was like, I wanted your first.
I guess high major offer.
So Well, what was that whole five? Um, it was like it was really cool.
Like they call my parents and everything.
Like, I felt like you feel especially like, you feel really good.
So that was cool.
And then I kind of like I have been talking to him for a minute.
So Mark a Yukos kind of game.
Be like, heads up, like, hey there, thinking about offering you.
So I kind of already knew.
So it wasn't just like socking, but it was still a great unbelievable I just like your car has paid off, of course.
And, um, I want to talk about a little bit more.
I guess you're playing style.
What's its strengths and weaknesses? And how do you think that will fit in with Butler? Um, my, I feel like my strength Or get around defending and I'm a playmaker.
I could go get a bucket.
So I feel like that I would I would help him a lot because I feel like this year that's kind of what they elect.
Then I have my guys who could, like, go get a bucket like who could create for their own I feel like it was kind of more of just like other players have to create for others, like a player how to create for other players.
So I like, I hope that weakness is I want to be a more consistent shooter.
Like I need to learn how to, like, make I need to make open shots and stuff like that.
More consistent toe fitting, of course.
Then how do you think it would be ableto handle some of the adversities you might face in her freshman year? Um, I just stay positive.
Really? Like you have to understand you are a freshman.
This is your first year.
So you can't really get too down on yourself, for just you got to just push through it.
But I feel like I'll be fine.
Like, I understand that I'm not about to come in and like this.
Be part big, like I understand.
I'm gonna make mistake.
There's gonna be difficulty, so that s certainly I'm good.
I'm just saying to stay positive.
And I understand that this is not like I'm not an expert like this my first year.
And obviously Bowler is in the Big East So what are you looking forward to? Most are playing in that conference and that kind of ever come into consideration knowing that you will be playing in the Big East.
Yeah, that's a That's a big conference.
So really, it was like, uh, you gotta be right, because the Big East is the guards lead.
So that's another reason.
Like I really think I could pick compete with all the other guards in there, and I am a guard.
So I feel like that's the best for me.
And I'm looking for the plane in Madison Square Garden.
Have you ever been ableto go there before? It's a Madison Square garden.
You I have the opportunity.
I only child too often, but I happen to have the opportunity go there.
I'm telling you, man.
Oh, my, it's unbelievable.
Oh, my, You honest? I like just just being there was cool, but I came in and I was implying they're like, That's just unbelievable experience, probably.
What did What did you go for? Oh, no, I just wanted to because I went to New York with my family and I went Oh, yeah, Nothing special, but it was a really cool experience for share.
Yeah, I'm excited for that.
Now, I know you do have a relationship with one of my, uh, my former guests.
So what kind of relationship with him like, That's my guy.
I talked to him a lot.
Like we work out together.
So, like, were we did a bid in our relationship, just trying to get more close to each other.
And but he's really cool. Like I like this.
I feel like we're playing really well together.
How do you think your games will be able to call upon each other? Exactly.
Um, I feel like I'll be a crate for Pierce a lot.
So, like, Pierce is really athletic, Really athletic.
So if I draw a couple defenders Piers Coast, that's a lot Where I draw defender Pierce is in the corner.
So I thought I will play.
Really Would interact with each other.
Yeah, of course I did.
He see that? The video of him dunking or whatever? Yeah. Today.
I thought that way we're gonna say something.
No, no, You go, you go.
So I saw a video and like I'm talking, talking him.
I was sorry This guy's found Melo that I want that video of him like Don't going on my own like Like he's like he's like I You see.
I look like a guy but not caught me by surprise a little bit.
He's he's very yeah, his doubts.
Eyes is unbelievable, I guess.
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Yeah, and at the moment Bowler is Rent is the number three recruit recruiting class in the Big East for 2021.
So what do you guys looking on toe accomplished in your freshman year? And what are some of your expectations? Um, really, I feel like the mangled Teoh when it's like winning.
We want to win a national championship, but I feel like they're trying to start like with our class.
I'd like to trying to start something, so I just want, like I just want to continue what they have going on.
They had a really good year this year. I just wanna continue that.
I feel like like the gold is the win.
Everyone compete, So I flight.
That's what we're trying to build for Team players that want to compete.
Players don't win.
All there, any of you Are there any other guys that you guys are trying Teoh recruit to come the butler right now or not? Really? Um, now says deejay.
When did you committed? Ah, I'm not sure, because, like, that's like, That's three into you guys.
I'm not sure what they're doing now.
I knew they were occurring him and they offer him he committed.
So I'm not sure what they're up to right now, But I'm pretty set out to something looking for people looking for big players, of course.
And now I want to talk about a high school season a little bit.
I know you achieve 1000 points in your junior year.
So what was that kind of like for you getting that accomplishment? Oh, no.
Like, it's scary because when I was a freshman like that was a goal I have set in my mind, and I didn't think it'd be this earlier.
So it was great, Like I didn't even know I got it like that game.
I wasn't sure, but they told me after so school, but we kind of we lost Um, yeah.
So how it kind of that losing the game, That accomplishment.
Like what was like, How are you kind of feeling monthly? Were you a little bit like happy? Sad by how it was that whole life.
It was kind of like, mixed emotions.
But then again, we did lose.
And it was a close game.
We lost my like a better.
Oh, and it went into overtime with, So Yeah, it was It was tough.
Was it was a regular season game or playoff.
So what was the ghettos regular? So it was the last game of the regular season.
What was your senior and I or the other school scene tonight? Uh oh.
So we do our senior night differently.
Our senior and I was like It was before that, but that was in our city.
That's called it works.
So what do you know if there is? Because now people are saying, like, who knows what what's going to happen during the high school sports seasons.
But if there is a high school basketball season, what you looking accomplish in your final year? I wanna win.
So really, I just want to make everybody better so I can have a better chance to win.
So I'm not really looking nice individually.
Like I have individual goals like that.
I have for myself.
But like team wise, I just wanna win, compete.
Like I feel like we haven't been where we can be.
Like, I felt we've been storing ourselves.
So I just want to win this year.
Most definitely on my, uh My final question I have is what do you do? Step away from the game of basketball? What do you want? To be remembered as, uh oh.
I want to be remembered as a good person.
I don't remember.
That is somebody who gave it their all at all times.
Somebody had a good attitude.
Somebody who is not just about yourself and about others as well.
Of course for that, so that's really inspirational.
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