We’re playing catch up with our weekend coverage from the Hoop Group Southern Invitational. We’ll start it off with a dual interview with Josh Hairston and Tyler Thornton who are teammates for the D.C. Assault AAU team. Of course, both of these kids from the class of 2010 have already signed with the Blue Devils. The following interview took place after DCA’s first two victories. They eventually lost to Boo Williams in the semi-final round. We well also have two separate interviews with the duo this week. Stay tuned in to BDN Premium for a packed week of the latest from the AAU trail.
The first two games are down as easy wins. Where do you guys go from here?
Tyler – That last game was one we needed. We’ve been having a rough spring trying to come back and get it together after our high school season. We’ve come in here with a purpose and are trying to win this thing and show people why we are the best team in the country.
Josh, do you feel like it was important for you guys to have been able to save your legs in the two wins?
Josh -Yes sir it was. Of course you want everybody to play and to get a whole lot of minutes. We knew we had put them out in the first half and just wanted to keep it going. We were able to then finish it out with a lot of our guys contributing.
Tyler, have you taken a look at the tournament field? Do you guys take a look and say like, well this Chris Paul team is going to be tough?
Tyler – We try to see who we possibly will match up with, but we take every game one at a time. You can’t look past the competition or play to the level of the competition, we’ve got to always focus in for the next game and hopefully we’ll be able to play some of those great teams from the area.
Josh, have you guys ever played Boo Williams?
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