Ron Hunter enters his second season as Georgia State’s men’s basketball coach and isn’t doing so lightly. The Panthers, 22-12 last year, will open the season at Duke on Friday.
Aside from the fact that it’s at Cameron Indoor Stadium (Hello!), the Panthers feature seven players who didn’t see a minute of action last year. Many of those, such as Manny Atkins, Markus Crider and R.J. Hunter III, will be counted on this season.
Hunter say down for a Q&A to preview the season.
The second part:
Q: What’s the key to the Duke game?
A: Not letting the logo beat us. If somebody beats us, the players beat us. Not the coach, not the building, not the image, not what they’ve created.
A lot of times what happens is you’ll go in there and become so consumed about what’s around you that after the first seven minutes you are out of it.
It’s important that we don’t get consumed about who we are playing. It’s just like playing AAU