James "Bruiser" Flint enters his sixth year at Drexel with high
hopes. Prior to last year's 15-16 season, the Dragons had
made the postseason three years in a row. With an
experienced team back, he has hungry to get back there again.
What should we expect to be the strengths and weaknesses of
this year’s team?
Bruiser Flint: Our team
should be a little deeper than years past. We have a number of
returning big men, which should make us a good rebounding team
once again. We have a number of seniors back and the majority of
our scoring. Our weakness may be shooting, but we think we can
improve on that.
CHN: Is there a player on your squad that you think deserves
more credit? A guy who works hard in practice, in the workout
room, and is a leader?
BF: Chaz Crawford
sometimes gets overlooked, but he has worked extremely hard in
the weight room to put on weight and has worked on his offensive
game this summer as well. Everyone knows about his defensive
skills but we are hoping for more on the offensive end this
CHN: Discuss the incoming guys for a bit. Who will make the
BF: We have
three eligible freshmen coming in plus a transfer. Rob Hampton
and Lance Feurtado should add depth to the backcourt.
Formbor-Nono is a
strong freshman who should contribute up front.
CHN: What other coaches helped you reach the level of
success you’re at now? How does their advice and teachings
still help you to this day?
BF: I learned a
lot under Coach Calipari at UMass and we still to this day talk
about basketball. We keep fresh ideas coming when we speak and
and how we can improve our basketball knowledge and our
CHN: What are your realistic goals and
hopes for this season?
BF: Every year we
try and win the CAA Championship and make the NCAA Tournament.
We have gone to the postseason three of the last four years and
we are hungry to get back there this season.
Thanks Coach. Anything else?
BF: No problem guys.