On returning after free agency:
"“It feels great to be back. It’s a really exciting time in the program right now. Guys put in a lot of hard work this summer. It was fun playing with them the last couple of weeks. Guys look really good and I think we made some moves that are going to really help us in the long run. Addressed outside shooting issues and that kind of stuff. Overall, we’ve got a lot of really great guys so I’m already excited to see how the chemistry builds.”"
On improved knowledge of defensive scheme:
"“Much more comfortable. I think, especially being the anchor of the defense it has to be instinctual. You can’t be thinking about it, you have to see what’s developing before it happens, otherwise you’re going to get scored on. So that’s been big. I’ve been watching a lot of film with [Sean] Sweeney this offseason and I’m excited to take that to another level this year.”"
On his new contract:
"“I’m ecstatic. I’m really happy to be back here. It felt like it was home. With my teammates and the coaches, it’s just an environment that I’m really comfortable in. For them to show that much faith in me and want me back, just makes it that much better. I’m just really happy to have that behind me, have that security and work on being a better basketball player every day.”"