Introducing Blue Raider KC Anuna
GoBlueRaiders.com will sit down with each men's basketball player leading up to the first official team practice on Oct. 15 at 5 p.m.October 11, 2010 · MT Athletic Communications
In this edition, GoBlueRaiders.com sat down with K.C. Anuna, who will add depth in the frontcourt this season after missing most of last season due to an injury.
Q: You missed last season due to a knee injury. How is your rehab progressing, and when do you think you will be able to start practicing?
A: Right now, the rehab is going good. I've been rehabbing all summer, and right now I am starting to get back in the swing of things in our pickup games. I should be ready to go the first day of practice.
Q: Why did you choose Middle Tennessee to continue your career?
A: I chose Middle Tennessee because it was close to home. I knew the area because my sister went to school here. I originally signed with a D-II school in Maryland, but I chose to come back home. I knew about Coach Davis, and knew he was a good coach. I also knew I could get a good education here.
Q: The team was very close, both on and off the court, last season. What are the veteran players doing to help make the newcomers a part of that closeness this season?
A: We did a lot of that this summer, especially in the gym. The speed of the game here is a lot faster than high school and takes getting used to. Off the court, we do things together, go out and have a good time, but we also make sure that no one gets in any trouble, and that everyone is safe and sound.
Q: What is your favorite thing about Murfreesboro?
A: I'm close to home, and I like the folks that live here. It's a good area, lots of restaurants. It's not too big, like Nashville, but its big enough.
Q: Other than getting back on the court, what are you most looking forward to this season?
A: I am looking forward to feeling like a part of the team. Last year, I was on the team, but because I was hurt, I didn't really feel like a part of the team because I couldn't contribute. I'm looking forward to helping my team any way that I can, whether it's on the court, or in practice, or whatever.
Q: What is your favorite part about the game of basketball?
A: I like getting to the rim, driving to the basket. I don't mind getting hit, or knocked down in the lane. I'm a pretty big guy. I'll just get back up and shoot my free throws.
Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete, and why?
A: Jamont Gordon. He played at Mississippi State and he's playing overseas right now. He had a chance to go to the NBA, but got more money to play overseas. He is from Nashville as well, played at Glencliff High School. He helps a lot of the college players around the city with their games.
Q: What is the one thing that Middle Tennessee fans do not know about you that they might find interesting?
A: My parents are from Nigeria, and I like to play soccer. A lot of the guys get on me about that, but it takes a good athlete to play soccer. Also, I'm just a comedian. I like to keep my teammates loose. I'm the funny guy, and I've always got something to say.
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