Interview With NBA Draft Prospect Zack Rosen
Zack Rosen emerged as one of the great basketball players in Penn history, winning the Ivy League Player of the Year award unanimously in his senior season this past year and earning an honorable mention AP All-America. The 6’1 point guard from New Jersey is the school’s all-time leader in assists, games started and minutes played and is third all time in scoring, 3-point field goals and free throw percentage. I interviewed him for Sporting News’ website, and here are a few select quotes from the article.
On former Ivy League adversary Jeremy Lin: “Jeremy Lin is a great competitor and one hell of a ball player. He’s an underrated athlete especially laterally, and I’m personally very happy for him. There are a lot of guys who, when given the right opportunity in the right situation at the right time, can really shine and show their true abilities. To Jeremy Lin’s credit, he remained focused and worked hard during his time on the bench. He was always ready. That’s not the easiest thing to do, but he kept his attitude in check and I think we can all agree that it paid off.”
On the best players he ever competed against: ”Randy Foye — so strong and difficult to defend. He can really shoot it deep and has great body control. Ty Lawson — fastest player on the planet. Period.”
On the NBA team best suited for his playing style: “A team that plays predominately pick-and-roll ball and has shooting on the floor. The up-tempo game also caters to my strengths. I fancy myself like Goran Dragic but I think I’m more in the mold of a Luke Ridnour or J.J. Barea.”