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By Shawn Siegel

July 26th, 2006


FAU Head Coach: Rex Walters


Rex Walters, former Kansas standout and NBA veteran, was named Florida Atlantic's sixth head coach this past April following the departure of Matt Doherty.  Pressed for time, here are Coach Walter's quick responses to our Head Coach Q&A's.



Justin BaumanCHN: What do you expect the strengths and weaknesses of this year’s team to be?

RW:  Our strength’s – Depth and athleticism. In terms of weaknesses – a lot of Change in our roster, we have seven new players.


CHN: Talk for a moment about which of your guys deserve more credit for working hard in practice, in the workout room, and being leaders off the court:


RW:  It is my hope that Sean Alarcon, Tavarus Harris, Jeff Parmer, and Seydou Kone will bring that to our practices and locker room.  Good players, hard workers, good attitudes


CHN: Discuss the incoming guys for a bit. Who will make the biggest impact?

RW:  Jeff Parmer joins us after playing at Providence College as a freshman.  Tavarus Harris is a point guard that will allow us to play at a higher speed.  Sanchez Hughley and Xavier Perkins are freshman that will turn some heads and will be even better with time.



CHN: How will you deal with the senior losses?


RW:  We will miss Rodney Webb and Quinton Young for their effort and leadership every day at Practice and in the Locker Room.  I want that same kind of effort from both Brent Cruz and DeAndre Rice.



CHN: What other coaches really helped you reach the level of success you’re at now?

RW:  Roy Williams and Pat Riley are two Coaches that I played for and every day I draw upon my experiences from them.  Also last year, I had the opportunity to work for Matt Doherty and that was also a great learning experience.

What are your realistic goals and hopes for this season?


RW:  Our Goal is simple.  Get Better Everyday and the rest will take care of itself.



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