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Reddish and Diallo on Building Team USA

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Coach Calipari pointed out in an interview yesterday that his team USA has only been together seven days. Not a lot of time to build up much teamwork, but the boys are still trying.

“I mean first it was difficult it took us a little while to build, we’re still building as you can see on the court.  I mean we’re still trying to learn each other’s habits and stuff like that, but for the most part its been a good adjustment,” said Hamidou Diallo.

Diallo has shown leadership for Team USA with impressive scoring performances and nasty plays. Sitting nonchalantly in a chair sipping a juice box, he explained humbly that a great team comes through sacrifice and building.

“Some people have to sacrifice, I mean I know I have to sacrifice things.  I’ve been playing with a bunch of great players so we’re just all trying to learn about each other, build chemistry, and prepare for those big games when they come.”

Cameron Reddish said that having a group of star players is not a bad thing when it comes to their teamwork.

“I mean everybody on the team is good so you don’t have to be selfish.  You don’t have to do any of that.  You just go out there play the game have fun; overall it’s just a lot of fun.”

Article written by Sofie Tapia