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King, Revealed

The Hurricane’s Chris Hamilton sat down with ‘Canes sophomore forward Anthony King.

The Hurricane: How does ACC play differ from the Big East?

Anthony King: There a lot more points scored in the ACC and the game is a lot faster. The Big East is known as a more physical league.

TH: What do you do to get pumped up for a game?

AK: I don’t really need anything to get me pumped up for a game. Just playing in the ACC and making other the teams pay for passing on me is enough.

TH: You’re from Durham, N.C. How did you escape schools such as Duke and UNC?

AK: Recruiting was on and off throughout out high school. Miami got me down here, and I’m happy I’m here.

TH: How long did it take for the team to buy into Frank Haith’s system?

AK: It was probably during the Florida game. We came back and beat Florida on the road and it really said a lot about our team.

TH: Which is more fun: blocking a shot or throwing down a dunk?

AK: Wow. I have to say blocking a shot. It’s much more intimidating and if you get them good, they won’t be back.

TH: Do you ever get heckled at road games?

AK: I haven’t, not yet at least. I got a little bit when we played at UNC. But when we go to Duke, I have a feeling the Cameron Crazies will be all over me.

TH: You have a tattoo in memory of your brother on your arm. What does he mean to you?

AK: He is my brother. He passed away, but he means everything to me. He was like a father to me.

TH: You blocked an ACC-record 13 shots against FAU this year. In the same game you also recorded UM’s first ever triple-double.

AK: Yeah. It was pretty special. It’s something no one can take away from me.

TH: Do you ever feel like the basketball team is overshadowed by the football team?

AK: I think in general all basketball in Florida is overshadowed by football. It’s a football state with some basketball players.

TH: You don’t get a Spring Break like the rest of us. If you did have one, where would you go?

AK: Back home to be with my Mom.

TH: What ACC team would you not want to play in the ACC tournament?

AK: I don’t think we’re avoiding anyone. We are 6-5 right now. We played well in the first half at Wake and beat Maryland. I think we can play with anybody.

TH: Why do you wear the No. 50?

AK: Well, in high school I wanted No. 33. But David Noel, who plays for [North] Carolina now, wouldn’t give it up. So I said I’d try No. 50.

TH: What do you hope to have accomplished by the time you leave Miami?

AK: A name for myself. And a lot of respect.

Chris Hamilton can be reached at c.hamilton2@umiami.edu.

February 15, 2005

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