Quotes Paris Levallois vs. Okapi Aalstar

12.12.2012

Paris Levallois player Sean May    

"We wanted to come out and play well, but it is really hard mentally, as players, when you are already qualified, when there is nothing behind it."

"The young players were the only bright spots of the game. They were really good. Louis [Labeyrie] is getting better and better, Giovan [Oniangue] is on a two game streak where he's really good and Alexandre [Jallier] did a really good job too."

"The individual awards I get, I really take them as collective awards. My performances I owe them to my teammates. It is easy to score a lot when you have Jawad, Antoine or Andrew passing you the ball."

Paris Levallois head coach Christophe Denis

"We had decided to come out and play to win the game. We didn't want to make any calculations for the group ranking. We had three games at home this round, and we had only won one before tonight, so even if we didn't win, we owed it to our public to play seriously and give them a good game."

"This game really was for the young players. It was the occasion for them to come out and show me things, to win minutes on the court not only for the European competition, but for the French championship as well."

Okapi Aalstar player Ryan Thompson

"Paris and us are moving on to the next round. They have a really good team, they will be tough competitors."

"We tried to keep Sean May away from the basket. We knew he was going to score anyway so we tried to at least stop him from getting easy shots in the paint."

Okapi Aalstar head coach Bradley Scott Dean

"We had a lot of ups and downs with the team this season, but the guys have shown that they can bounce back quickly which is good, especially because it is a bit unusual for young players. We had a really bad game last weekend, tonight we played well, hopefully we can keep the momentum for the upcoming game this weekend."


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