Wake Forest at 2013 ACC Operation Basketball

Oct. 16, 2013

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By Scott Wortman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@TieDyeNation)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Head coach Jeff Bzdelik, senior forward Travis McKie and sophomore guard Codi Miller-McIntyre represented Wake Forest at the 2013 ACC Operation Basketball media event on Wednesday in Charlotte.

Bzdelik, McKie and Miller-McIntyre spent the day talking with regional and national media at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in downtown Charlotte while also spending part of the event at the ESPNU studios going through an array of different segments and photo shoots with the network.

For McKie, it was his third time at the ACC media day, tying former teammate C.J. Harris for the league record for most events attended. Miller-McIntyre made his ACC media day debut on Wednesday.

Wake Forest will open the 2013-14 season on Friday, Nov. 8, against Colgate. The Deacons will an exhibition game against Brevard the week prior on Nov. 1.

Quoting the Demon Deacons

Sophomore Guard Codi Miller-McIntyre

**Listen to Miller-McIntyre's interview with ESPN Triad

On the upcoming season...
"I see it going extremely well. Like you said, improvement. In order for us to become the team that we want to be, we have to make improvements day-by-day and we see those improvements every time we watch film."

On Travis McKie...
"He's helped the team a lot. Not just on the court, because he's a great player as many can see, but him being there if we need anything to talk about on the court and off the court. He has so much more experience than us and knows more than us, and he provides us with a sense of relief.

On his favorite part of ACC Media Day...
"Just getting to talk with Travis (McKie) and seeing the teams and people I'm playing against, seeing that we can be cool off the court and not have to have that rivalry, always being mad at each other. It's kind of cool."

Senior Forward Travis McKie

**Listen to McKie's interview with ESPN Triad

On Coron Williams...
"He's still learning, but he has (incorporated himself).He's a fifth-year guy, he's played four years of college so he understands the college game. I think Coach (Bzdelik) loves him because he has that experience and he's a really good guy. He's going to have his learning curve. The ACC is different for any newcomer, but he can really shoot the ball, and I think he'll surprise a lot of people."

On the expanded ACC...
"The competitve spirit is raised. It's going to be that much more fun having three tradition-based programs in Syracuse, Pitt and Notre Dame. I think they were all ranked in the Top 25. It makes the ACC that much greater, and every night you're going to be playing a quality team."

On how the offseason has helped the sophomores...
"Tyler and (Arnaud William Adala) Moto and all the freshmen have grown so much. It's night and day from seeing them last year to this year. All of them have that awareness now. Experience is the best teacher. We could tell them things, but they have to go do it themselves. Thay have a year under their belt, and I think they expect more of themselves this year."

 

 

 

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