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Malcolm Grant unplugged, Part 2

Here is the rest of my interview with new Hurricanes point guard Malcolm Grant, aka MG3.

Malcolm Grant at Villanova Q: So was MJ is your idol?
MG: "The only way I'd stop crying when I was little was if they put on a Michael Jordan Come Fly With Me tape. It's funny I finally met Jordan when I played in the Jordan Classic game. I was just in awe. It was just a great experience. He was real polite."

Q: Why are you going to be wearing No. 3?
MG: "Dwayne Wade. He's my favorite player. I love him. Besides, Dews has 23. I knew it was going to be a fight and he wasn't giving that up. Besides, I feel like me and Dwayne Wade have something in common. He couldn't play at first and came back. I feel like I have a lot to prove. People talked about Lebron [James] and Carmello [Anthony] when he came out. When I went to Villanova, people talked about Fish and Stokes and they left me out to dry. So I feel like we got a bond. I met him when I went to the Knicks game with Jack and he introduced us after he had that 50-point night. I was wearing a band-aid like him all week. Dews still messes with me about that today. I was going to practice with the Band-Aid on all week until coach said something."

Q: Tell me about your teammates. You watched these guys closely all last year. What do they have to do to get better?
MG: "Everybody knows Dwayne [Collins] is a beast. The only thing with him is he has to learn to bring it everyday. It starts now. It has to become a habit so when the game comes, he doesn't have to think about it twice. It has to come natural."

"[James] Dews biggest problem was he would get in the gym, but not as much as he is now. He's busting his butt now. He's running some of the one."

"I've worked with [Dequan Jones] a lot. He's like my little brother. I've told him he has to work on the jumper all the time. If he gets it, it will open it up even more. He's working off screens and some off the dribble. I'm expecting big things."

"Cyrus [McGowan] was hurt. But he's getting healthy now. He's been working on his jump shot a lot."

"Durand [Scott] is looking real good. He comes from a school with a great tradition and he's used to winning. He can defend. He has long arms and can score."

"Donnovan [Kirk] is looking really good, too. All those young guys are."

Q: Most people are saying there's no way this team is going to be good with Jack [McClinton] gone. How do you feel about that?
MG: "It's good that people are counting us out. I always love to be the underdog. If people feel like its going to be a down year, let them think that. Once the season starts everybody is going to say 'Wow.'They're going to be surprised. We hear what's going on, what people are saying. 'Oh, Jack is gone.' Who is going to score? Who is going to do this?' Let them think that. Our only goal is to win. We don't care who gets the media. All we care about is winning."

Q: How does this new offense look with you running the point?
MG: "We're looking really good. DJ is running the wing well. Dwayne hasn't been here. He's been in camps and stuff. The times he was here, we were looking really good. Dews is a shooter. You have to get him rhythm shots. When he hits the three, that's what opens up other things."

Q: Where can you get better?
MG: "I think my defense can get better. I'm never satisfied with my game. I don't want to be 'Oh Malcolm Grant was good.' I want to be one of the best, if not the best. That's my mindset. I bring it every day and I want to show the guys I'm working extremely hard and committed to this and I want to bring a championship here."

Q: People look at you as Jack's replacement. Is there pressure?
MG: "I don't look at it as a pressure. This is the game I love. They're big shoes to fill, but I'm not worried about it. I'm not going to let expectations mess my game up and what I'm trying to do. The only thing I'm focusing on is getting better individually and as a team."

Q: What are you planning to study?
MG: "Sports Administration. But I want to be a TV broadcaster. I feel like I'll be really good. I like to make people laugh. I look up people on my phone using google, celebrity look-a-likes. Dews says I look like Cheryl Underwood. That's messed up. He looks like Rodney Stuckey."

Q: Now that Jack is gone, who takes over the title of most tattooed Cane?
MG: "Antoine [Allen] has a lot of tats. He's tatted up. Me, I don't have any tattoos. I don't do that. I have to keep my body clean."

Q: If you had one message for Canes fans what would it be?
MG: "I'm not just playing this game to play. I want to be the best."

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First, again.

NICE WORK MANNY.

GO CANES!!!

This dude is funny. I like his attitude. Hopefully they stay working hard..

Anyway, back to football. Jakari Gore was turned down by the U when he called them to commit!! What's up with that dude? Can anyone explain?

I look up people on my phone using google, celebrity look-a-likes. Dews says I look like Cheryl Underwood. That's messed up. He looks like Rodney Stuckey."
Haha that's hilarious!

I like this dude's atiitude. He seems to have a bit of a chip on his shoulder and the "swag" that I think this team has lacked for a while. This is the type of dude who will get Dwayne Collins to bust his butt.

Thanks Manny keep the basketball articles and interviews comming we need the information

kacy rodgers has committed to the U 6'2 cornerback that runs a 4.40 he brings a blend of tall cornerback with speed if stays commit he should be a gem for the 2010 class

http://www.miamiherald.com/505/story/1148805.html



u get fat dumb n nakid cane fan ...

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U'll be bloody by week 4 ... 2 weeks 5 days ...

great post, sun's up. I especially like the 4:22AM posting time and the fact that you posted an article about key west in an attempt to insult fans of a school in miami. keep up the good work.

Hey Nate,

I wonder if they "learn them inbreds" some "georgrrphy" classes in that stinking toxic dump of a trailer park?

Just a thought

5>3

"There is broad agreement that Harris will develop into a serviceable quarterback but not much more. His arm strength, while sufficient, puts a limit on some routes. He has shown good vision of the field but still isn't going to connect in certain coverages because of his arm strength. Harris' ability to run is a step below what Marve had so Miami has regressed some there. He's back 100% from the shoulder injury he received late in 08. With growth he should be able to withstand the physicality of the ACC defenses. Look for another year of maturity before seeing this talented QB perform at a conference championship level."
LMGDAO.... 09 canefan??? Not so much.

2010 canefan??? U'll have new excuses by then.

0-4
6-6
December bowl
this is U now

Hey, UF is UNANIMOUS...

Since you're quoting some sports magazine or website, let me quote some scientific sources for you, as well:

"Inflated levels of hGH in adults can cause acromegaly, a disease characterized by excessive growth of the head..."

"Bone Deformation:
Acromegaly, the deformation and disproportion of the bones in the face and hands, can permanently distort an individual's physical features."

Just saying...

His head is huge and he is far better than any QB that U have had in ages. I'll cocedw that the young man has a huge dome. He also is a once in a lifetime leader. He runs over linebackers. He wrecks defensive game plans. He scores loads of touchdowns. He wins championships.

I'll happily accept his head, large as it is.

Harris' head, on the other hand, looks like a watermelon seed with acne. Don't try to tell me tha he's not on Kehoe's supplements too. Who cares CFB is FULL of PEDs. U paved the way for that.

Man up and comment on the Harris critique.

I'm done with you obsessed, compulsive, gaturd troll.

But let me leave you with on last little bit of logic...

Zits? On a teenager? Geez, that's really rare, isn't it? So, I guess half the 16 - 21 year olds, male and female, are on PEDs.

BTW, WTF is "cocedw"? That toxic trailer dump education is showing...now go and crawl back under the rock you came out of.

Sarasota is an enormous imbecile and is in denial about his QB's activities. Typical comments from a dumb Hypocrite U honk.

He [Te-blow] runs over linebackers

Except for #31 Sean Spence.

He [Te-blow] runs over linebackers

Except for #31 Sean Spence.

Posted by: BEERicane | July 20, 2009 at 02:01 PM

Great comeback BEERicane, Sean Spence posterized Tebow last year, lol. The future looks very good for the U!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNQ5e-PKBy4&feature=fvsr

2:15 in to the video if you would like to see MelonHead vs. Spence

Tim Teblow is a circumciszing tight end. MMMMM? A correlation?

Turd fans: you'llbe 2-0 after the first 2 games. Good for you.

Manny thanks for the great Hoops articles, keep em going!! Maybe delete a few of the posts on here too that have nothing to do with it.

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