Q-factor with Kedren Johnson

Published: Friday, March 8, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 8:03 p.m.

Five questions with Vanderbilt sophomore guard Kedren Johnson

Q: You could have gone to a number of schools, including Alabama and Florida. What made you decide to go to Vanderbilt?

A: My family has gotten the opportunity to see me play. It's close to home. My sister, she just had my niece and I wanted to see her grow up. Vanderbilt, they did a great job of recruiting me. They recruited me the hardest.

Q: What have you learned in your first year as a starter?

A: The most fun for me has been taking on more of a leadership role, being more vocal. Usually, I'm kind of a quiet dude. Just trying to get out of my shell.

Q: How difficult has it been to play this season with five new starters?

A: It's been tough just us getting to know each other, all of us getting together on the same page. Plus we were pressed for time getting our chemistry together at the beginning of the year. I think we're learning each other more.

Q: What's the best part about going to college in Nashville?

A: Again, just being close to the family. I don't really go into the city that often. It's mainly just here (on campus). Nashville isn't the biggest city, but people are friendly, you know, Southern hospitality.

Q: What's it like playing for Kevin Stallings?

A: He means the best. He doesn't always pick the kindest words to say, but you know where it's coming from. You know he has good intentions. We've really gotten closer this year with him and we know now what to expect. When he says something, we can decode it and know what he really wants.

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