June 23, 2010

McCabe making the adjustment to college

The adjustment period is a quick one for Iowa's incoming freshman basketball players. For Zach McCabe it was finishing up high school at Sioux City Heelan and then jumping right back into the books at the University of Iowa taking classes this summer. The incoming freshman forward is also working on improving his quickness and getting stronger this summer in Iowa City. He talks about the transition and his fellow freshmen in this update.

Q: What do you think of the PTL so far?

McCabe: It's something new for me and something I am going to have to get used to, but I think we play well as a team and everyone is playing pretty well.

Q: What's the adjustment process for you playing in this league?

McCabe: Probably just learning what my role is going to be. I just need to learn what I need to do to help the team win every time and get to know the guys on the team and what they like to do.

Q: What about in general, adjusting to college life. It's a little different.

McCabe: Yeah. It is something different, but I like it a lot. I like it here in Iowa City and it is something that I am used to. I love it down here so far.

Q: What has it been like for you new guys, you, Devyn, and Melsahn?

McCabe: We have been doing everything and get along with each other great.

Q: What are you going to work on this summer from the basketball perspective?

McCabe: Basically just quickness and getting stronger. I need to work on my side to side lateral quickness. We have been busy right now with school, summer school, so that keeps us pretty busy too.

Q: Is that a tough adjustment. You just finish high school and now you are back into school, taking classes, and trying to get workouts in every day.

McCabe: Yeah that is an adjustment. School in the summer isn't the most fun, but we put in a lot of study time and spend time at the academic center.

Q: What do you think of Melsahn so far?

McCabe: He is playing really well. He is going to be really good. He could possibly start. He is really strong with the ball and good inside the paint finishing plays.

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