Interview with Deacon Health – Bethel University Men’s Basketball – Media Day 2022

Sep 14, 2022 | Interviews, Videos | 0 comments

 

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Paul Condry
Welcome back here to about the university men’s basketball media day I’m Paul counter great that you joined us here today and I hope you’ve had a chance to get to know some of the pilots that we’ve had a chance to visit with here today. A lot of new faces on this 22′-23′ roster, as well as some old ones coming back.

We’re glad to have you here. We’re now joined by one of the new guys on the block, if you will, a freshman, another one from across the pond from London, England. We’re glad to be joined by Elena’s pictures and glad to have him here. We’re going to call him out because that’s what he wants to go by. So we’re going to work on that.

But he’s a six foot six freshman, also, let’s just talk about the the opportunity to come to the states. I know you’ve been here for three or four years, so you’re kind of actually acclimated to being here. So what’s the difference between back home and London, England, to the United States of America?

Deacon Health
I think just like in terms of like at the US is much bigger and this is way more space and everything in general. It’s just bigger, like food, like the meals, the portion sizes. Everything’s bigger here and the people here are nice in my opinion too. I just like it here more.

PC
What’s the old saying in the United States? Go big or go home? And that’s what I was doing here. We’re great to have him here today. So give us an idea that I know that your high school coach had some interaction with with Coach Draymond at Belmont, so you’ve guys got a little bit of trail there. How did that work itself out?

DH
So my coach used to it was a D1 coach for a while and he coached Belmont. He was assistant there for a couple of years. I don’t know how many exactly and I know Coach Draymond played there too, so I guess what happened was they had their own links to Belmont and then coach Draymond ended up finding me and I ended up at Bethel.

PC
Yeah, yeah. I coached him and actually a member of that Belmont Hall of Fame or as an outstanding collegiate athlete. Now, now of course, he’s a member of the Laporte Hall of Fame, where he grew up, and we’ll be visiting with him a little bit later on in our in our media day coverage. So let’s just talk about your game.
What can we expect from you? Well, you know, everybody wants to be a one. Everybody wants to be get the ball in their hands or are you one, a three or five or somewhere in between?

DH
I personally between 2 to 4 around. I think I can just like I can guard any position and I’m just down the floor and I always play hard and I’ve been called the glue glue guy a bunch of times. I do the dirty work, so I get.

PC
It’s a wonderful compliment.

DH
Yeah, but yeah, just get the rebounds, play hard, get some steals and some points too. So…

PC
So your short time here on the campus, a lot of new faces and some guys who have been here for a couple seasons, what’s the what would you say the chemistry is like here with all the new guys?

DH
I think is great so far, even with the little time we’ve had together, I think it’s great. I mean, and in July when we came here, we built more chemistry. And I know Chianti only came out recently this like this fall, but, um, I’ve got a lot closer to them and the whole team that just kind of got closer to each other and it’s good chemistry.

PC
So who do you pattern your game by? Who’s your favorite player?

DH
[sic] …Look, I don’t judge, so I don’t really, I, I don’t know if that’s my game, like, of, of anyone. Um, but if I had to choose a friend to be, have, just because, like, I like the way he plays is very light three and he doesn’t worry about anything too much. And you can just tell is in his element when he’s on the court.

PC
Are you ready for that Crossroads league, the best conference in the country?

DH
And that’s what I’ve heard. I mean, I’m ready for a challenge, a range of different players and different talent in the league. So I’m ready.

PC
General thoughts on the coaching staff that brought you here? Excited to be working with them on a day to day basis.

DH
Oh yeah, I love them all. I mean, ever since Assad recruited me from day one, they’ve been by my side and they’ve helped me and supported me and always inspire me every day and push me every day to be the best version of myself. So great, great coaching staff.

PC
Great to have you here. A six foot six freshman, Al Pachulia, joining us here. He went to the Baylor School in Tennessee and comes from London, England. We’ll be back with more about the university men’s basketball media day right after this.

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