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Darion Atkins

(first-year forward)
“He’s probably the best athlete of the bunch in terms of his springiness and jumping ability. He’s put on seven to eight pounds of muscle, and it didn’t take away any of those physical qualities that attracted us to him in the first place.”

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James Johnson

(red-shirt first-year forward)
“Our biggest thing was to put him in a position to endure the post play of this league. He’s done that. He’s gained that 15 to 16 pounds of functional mass.”

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Malcolm Brogdon

(first-year guard)
“The goal was to improve his speed and quickness, but from a physical standpoint he passed the eye test—you can see this kid is physically ready to play in the ACC.”

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Paul Jesperson

(first-year guard)
“To Paul’s credit, he embraced the advice I gave to him after he committed to us and ran with it. He’d already gained five pounds when he arrived.”