What was your first memory of Pauley Pavilion?
“It was unbelievable for me. The history of this place, growing up and watching it on TV, always being a fan – the first time you come, it looks so big, everything is so big. You’re like, ‘This is where I want to be.’ That’s your first impression.”
What’s your best Pauley Pavilion memory?
“Best memory? The ceremony after we won the national championship. Just putting the banner up, the whole ceremony, it being my senior year. To end my career on that type of note was definitely my highlight.”
Do you have any special spot in Pauley Pavilion?
“I guess it would be the locker room, but that’s for everybody. You spend so much time there. It becomes a meeting place, the hangout spot. I didn’t have a special spot except the locker room.”
Will it be a factor in recruiting?
“It will be a huge factor in recruiting. That’s what appeals to the younger people. Everything around is modern, that’s the generation they’re in. There are certain things that recruits expect to see, and I think an up-to-date, nice, modern arena with a lot of the conveniences that a lot of other arenas have puts them right there. But the ability to keep Pauley still Pauley is huge.”