Maryland 62, American 56: Player postgame quotes

Charlie Jones and Delante Jones spoke after American's 62-56 loss to Maryland to begin the season. Full video above and selected quotes below. 

CHARLIE ON AU’S FRESHMEN
“Those two have definitely been working hard all offseason and preseason and practice and they definitely were aggressive tonight. I’m looking forward to seeing them (continue to) grow and build and keep helping us get better.”

CHARLIE ON FALLING JUST SHORT
“It’s definitely good to be more competitive out of the gate, but at the same time we still lost the game — game we could have won.”

DELANTE ON GASPERINI AND CIMINO SHOOTING WELL FROM OUTSIDE                 “It definitely opens the floor up for all of us and adds another dynamic to the team. I mean, they can knock them down.”

DELANTE ON HIS PASSING
“I think it’s still a work in progress for sure. I think I can do a lot better than what I did. I’m just gonna keep working on it, keep looking, keep trying to learn and play the way coach wants me to play. It was OK but definitely not where I want it to be.”

CHARLIE ON MARYLAND OUTREBOUNDING AU 44-22                                                     “It’s just a collective effort. We know there’s nothing we can do about having a size disadvantage and so everyone just has to fly in there and help each other out, keep loose balls alive and just go after it and make sure that each individual’s boxing their man out and attacking the ball.”