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He is also equipped with an elite wingspan and the ability to shut down in the paint. Most impressively, at such a young age, he has a body that can bang with other guys.
He can put the ball on the floor and score in many ways. He is also a great shot blocker because of his long wingspan.
He sat down to speak with DeAnte Mitchell and this how the interview went.
How are you doing today?
DJ: Good, just worked out and chilled.
Have you been to any camps recently?
DJ: Just Hoop Ground Camp
What was that experience like?
DJ: Good, I learned a lot to work on my game.
How much time do you spend working on your game?
DJ: During the day I do drills and stuff for about two hours. Then I play pickup games for about an hour. So, three hours a day.
How well do you think you balance basketball and school?
DJ: Pretty good. I do school work first, basketball comes second.
What Colleges would you consider heading into your senior season?
DJ: Well a lot are already interested—Virginia Tech, Kentucky, LSU and Ohio State to name a few.
What is your biggest strength?
DJ: I would say my inside game and attacking the basket.
What would you say you needed to work on?
DJ: 25-foot jump shot and range.
Who would you say you model your game after?
DJ: DeMarcus Cousins
Do you have a favorite college team?
Would you say that was your dream destination?
DJ: (Laughing) I love Syracuse but I don't know. I'm just taking my time.
What position will you be playing once you get to college?
DJ: If I grow probably power forward or center
How good are you defensively?
DJ: Pretty good. I'm a shot blocker so I would say good.
How long have you been playing basketball?
DJ: Since I was eight.
What inspires you to keep playing?
DJ: Just the love I have for the sport.
What kind of player will you be after your college career?
DJ: Well, I think a versatile player.
If there is one thing fans should know about you, what would it be?
DJ: (Laughing) that I'm a hard worker and fun to be around.