Dave Paulsen quotes from A-10 Media Day

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Dave Paulsen had his first Atlantic 10 media day event. The biggest takeaway from the interviews was when he was talking about freshman point guard Otis Livingston. From Adam Zagoria:

“If we started the season today, he would start for us at the point,” Paulsen, who went 134-94 in seven seasons at Bucknell, said. “Either way we expect him to play a ton.

Livingston is listed at 5-11, 162 pounds but that might be optimistic.

“I don’t know if he weighs over 160 pounds so we have to artificially restrict his minutes really in the year so he doesn’t wear down,” Paulsen said. “He comes from a winning program, he’s got a charisma about him, and he’s got a great work ethic. He’s really tough. He doesn’t weigh anything but he’s a tough kid. He’s been a really, really pleasant surprise.”

It would not surprise me if Livingston does start at some point during this season. He definitely seemed to work better in Paulsen’s offense than Marquise Moore and is a good shooter from what I saw. Defensively though I’d have to give the nod to Moore who is much more experienced and has more size.

Here are some other Paulsen quotes from today:

 

  • Matt_LC

    “not veterans to what I want from them”-hmmmm

    • gmuhoops

      Yeah I thought this was an interesting quote, but from what I saw at his practice, he’s not a huge fan of guys like Moore and Royal.

      • upside2013

        Moore and Royal will come around if they want to play this year or not.

      • gmu2009

        At least with the number of freshmen coming in this year and the number of 2016 recruits, it seems it won’t take too long for Paulsen to fill this roster with primarily his guys. Very good thing imo

  • Days of Yates

    There’s a dose of “My way or the highway” in him. I’m okay with that, and trusting that there’s flexibility, based on the players’ skill sets, in the “My way” part.

  • upside2013

    I am getting old and with all the new players this season will need to study the program closely this year.

    • StopWearingPurple

      I was thinking along the same lines, “will need some notes for early in the season.”

  • upside2013

    Noticed the preseason A10 poll predicted GMU to come in 13th place and Shevon being second team all conference.

  • upside2013

    If this team plays hard and gives 100 percent every game will be happy.

    • Quel Esteve

      I fully agree to that. There is talent in this guys. If they just apply themselves hard to not beat themselves, we could see significant improvement.

  • upside2013

    Winning will follow hard honest effort