Texas A&M men’s basketball head coach Buzz Williams discusses the Aggies 63-48 road loss to the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon in Athens, GA from Stegeman Coliseum.
Buzz Williams was asked about UGA freshman shooting guard Anthony Edwards’ draft stock:
“I don’t study it a lot… [in regards] to if he’s the first pick or the second pick. I’ve heard all of those things. But based on his performance today, I thought he was just incredible. I’ve studied his game and his numbers. I thought his impact on winning may have been as good as it has been all year, particularly his jab on the glass. He was physical, not just when he had the ball, but also when he was chasing after the ball. Defensively, I thought he was engaged, ball-pressure wise. I thought he did a lot of things to impact the game. I thought he was dominant in every specific category.”
Coach Williams talks about UGA freshman Sahvir Wheeler’s recruitment:
“I was hired 303 days ago, so that would have been on April 4th. I’m not sure when the contact period began, but it was basically when Final Four weekend was beginning. I think it was dead during that time, so I’m not sure when I met Sahvir and his dad, but it was the first day of the contact period.”
“I went and saw all of the kids that had signed at Texas A&M, except for number 24 [Kobe Brown] for Missouri. Number 24 signed at Texas A&M but had already asked for a release when there was not a coach. His dad is an unbelievable guy, has a great impact in Houston and is really good with working with kids. Sahvir is a great kid. I think they were needing and wanting, rightfully so, to make a decision, and I had just gotten there.”
“The roster was–at that time I think there were five returning players. So, just an over-paranoid head coach wanting to have a better understanding of who’s on the team and what do we need and where’s the current team at academically and who’s staying and who’s leaving. So, I’m probably ultra-slow when it comes to people, whether that’s coaches or players. I think my timeline was a little different than theirs, but [there is] no animosity in any way. [The Sahvir family] still lives in College Station. [They are a] great family.”