Kenny's Korner: Jason Klotz
After converting on a team-leading 59 three pointers last season, senior guard Kenny Taylor is off to another strong season for the Longhorns, averaging 11.7 points per game (tied for third) and connecting on a team-leading 19 three pointers (19-42, 45.2%) through the first seven games. Taylor also has post-basketball ambitions that may involve a career in sports journalism. He has been on the receiving end of interviews with the likes of CBS' Bonnie Bernstein and ESPN The Magazine. Now, Taylor moves to the other side of the microphone. Throughout the season, he will interview one of his Texas teammates for TexasSports.com.
This week, Kenny sits down with senior center Jason Klotz. As one of the top post recruits out of Texas (Klein Forest) in 2000, Klotz came to Texas to develop his game under head coach Rick Barnes. Even without a single start this season, Klotz enters Wednesday's contest against UT-Arlington averaging 11.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game, good enough for third-best on the team in both categories.
Kenny Taylor: Coach Barnes is from the South (North Carolina). What makes him a true southerner?
KT: What did Coach Barnes tell you when you were being recruited that made you decide to attend Texas?
KT: What elements of Coach Barnes' coaching style have benefited you?
KT: What are the toughest aspects of Coach Barnes' coaching methods that may be hard for the younger players to understand? What advice would you offer them?
KT: What qualities do you think all great coaches have?
KT: What qualities should great assistant coaches have?
KT: How have Texas' assistants helped you over the years?
KT: What does having a strength and conditioning coach like Todd Wright do to help the program?