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Husky Men's Basketball

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January 1, 2011 at 9:30 AM

UCLA’s Josh Smith on UW: “I made the right decision”

Caught up with UCLA freshman center Josh Smith after Washington’s 74-63 win Friday and the former Kentwood High star talked about his frustrations with officials and playing the Huskies, the team he considered before choosing the Bruins.
(What was this game like for you?) “I’m disappointed in the game. I’m disappointed with how I played. They executed. They played well. They had good fan support. They did good.”
(How did you approach this game?) “I approach every game. This one was kind of a bigger one with the whole thing between me and them. That was exciting.”
(How close did you come to joining the Huskies?)


“It came really close. They were the team that lost out to UCLA. I really considered going there. I thought about it. I still think about it, but I made the right decision to come down here.”
(When did you make that decision?) “After my junior year. My parents still wanted me to take my visits and go out on my recruiting and that’s kind of why I dragged on on making my decision, but I knew for awhile that I would come here.”
(What do you think about this game?) “They’re fast. The game was fast. They played well. We had our chances, but at the end they outplayed us.”
(Is your problems with the fouls just you being young and having to learn how to play at this level?) “I have no comment on the fouls. We get different refs and they call it different ways. Today I got three fouls for setting screens. Like I said there’s really nothing I can say about the refs. I’m not going to bad mouth them. They call what they call. I don’t agree with half the calls, but there’s nothing I can do. They feel they have to call them and I just have to keep my head up and keep playing.”
(Did Matthew Bryan-Amaning and Aziz N’Diaye present problems down low for you?) “I’d have a lot more to say if we’d won, but I’m disappointed in how I played. They played well. Congrats to them and good luck to them the rest of the season.”

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