Q&A with Trae Golden


Published: Friday, January 20, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 9:18 p.m.

Five questions with Tennessee sophomore point guard Trae Golden

Q: What point guard do you try to model your game after?

A: Probably a mix between Deron Williams and Baron Davis.

Q: What do you like about their games?

A: They are big, physical guards like me. They are able to get to the hole and knock down shots.

Q: Were you surprised that your teammate, Jarnell Stokes, had the kind of first game he did considering he could still be a senior in high school if he didn’t graduate early?

A: I wasn’t surprised. Jarnell is going to be a great player for us. He’s a physical guy and he works hard in practice.

Q: What’s the difference between playing for Coach (Cuonzo) Martin and playing for Coach (Bruce) Pearl.

A: They are both great coaches. Coach Martin, he’s more calm. Coach Pearl liked to yell. They both have completely different systems.

Q: How do you feel like you guys are playing at this point?

A: We’ve been doing OK. We’re close in a lot of games lately. We just have to find a way to finish those games off.

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