Q&A with Danny Green

Inside Carolina
Posted Feb 3, 2006

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- Freshman Danny Green answered questions from the media Friday afternoon at the Smith Center, as the Tar Heels host Clemson Saturday at 4 p.m. Read and listen to what Green had to say ...

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To what do you attribute your scoring streak the last four games?

"I wouldn't say I've been looking to shoot more, but when I'm open I'm going to shoot it. I think I've just been knocking down the shots I've been taken, but that's my job -- to come off the bench, give energy and knock down the shots when I'm open. I think I was in a little slump earlier in the season, I wasn't hitting shots, but I've been working on it, practicing and my rhythm is coming back to me. I'm just trying to knock down shots when I'm open."

Has Tyler made a concerted effort to find the open teammates on the perimeter?

"He's been doing it a lot more and it's really helping us. Teams have been double and triple teaming him and him kicking it out and us knocking down open shots has opened up a lot for him inside. I think he's getting a lot better at it and it's really helping our team."

How has the addition of Wes to the starting lineup and his shooting helped?

"It's helped a lot. Wes is a great shooter. You can't leave him open. You leave him open you can count it. He's been playing really well for us, Tyler's been doing a better job of finding the open man and making teams pay for double and triple teaming him."

To what do you attribute the better play in the second half?

"I think we're a better second half team than a first half team. We start out slow some games. But in the second half we just pick up the energy and intensity more, stay focused, cut down on turnovers because usually in the first half we have a lot of turnovers and [Coach] emphasizes that if we get more shots and cut down on turnovers, we'll win easily."

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