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    Kody Burke poses with former Wolfpack player and current ESPN college basketball/WNBA analyst Debbie Antonelli
    Kody Burke poses with former Wolfpack player and current ESPN college basketball/WNBA analyst Debbie Antonelli

    Oct. 23, 2013

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    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Head coach Wes Moore and senior forward Kody Burke of the NC State Women’s basketball team traveled to nearby Greensboro on Wednesday afternoon to participate in the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference’s Media Day.

    Throughout the afternoon, Moore and Burke traveled through six different stations at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro. The pair was interviewed by television crews, participated in a few videos in front of a green screen, answered questions in a press conference, and had a lighthearted session with the ACC Digital Network’s photo booth. In addition to this, Burke traveled to the nearby ACC headquarters to engage in a film breakdown session with former Wolfpack player and current ESPN college basketball/WNBA analyst Debbie Antonelli.

    For photos from the afternoon, check out the team’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

    For select quotes from the afternoon, please see below:

    Head Coach Wes Moore
    On making an early impact
    We've got a group of seniors who are hopefully hungry, that want to be a start of a new legacy, a start of a fresh program here at NC State. We are going to start there. We have to go night-in and night-out and do the little things that may not show up in a box score, but will show up on that scoreboard. We are excited about it. We are going to work at it and see what we can do.  

    On his impressions of the team so far
    First of all, there are things that I hope we can do to tip those close games our way. I think it starts with a lot of the fundamentals. We have to take care of the basketball. Offensively, I think rebounding is the most important aspect of the game. We are going to have to do a great job on the boards, limit our opponents to one shot, and try to get that second and third opportunity ourselves. That will be very important.

    We are going to try to be a little more aggressive defensively, still man-to-man, still half-court. We are really going to try to get after people a little bit more and maybe try to create some offense off our defense. Like I said, we do a lot of man-to-man defense.

    Offensively, we do a lot of four out and one in. As you mentioned, we do return some pretty good inside presence and I am confident that philosophy will work well with the personnel group that we have. We will do some quick hitters and take advantage of certain situations.

    At Chattanooga, we weren’t always better at all five spots and I am sure that will be the case this year, but hopefully we can isolate one or two matchups and take advantage of those. Being able to put the ball in the hole will be important; we have to be able to score some.

    I have been impressed with our work ethic. We have a group of seniors who I hope are hungry and who want to be part of the start of getting NC State women’s basketball back to where it has been and where it can be.

    On the Kay Yow legacy
    Every day I walk out on that court and see her name on it. I walk out in the hallway and see pictures of her hoisting trophies and nets. I look back on those memories every day, and they’re not just of basketball and coaching. Coach Yow, as great a coach as she was, she was a greater person. She took time for anybody. She went out of her way and was sincere. Her players loved her for that and she was the kind of leader and mentor we all aspire to be as coaches.


    Senior Forward Kody Burke
    On four out one in and three-point shooting
    As far as my three-point shooting, I have been working on it all summer. When Coach Moore first came in he said, “If you can’t shoot the three, you can’t play for me.” I took that to heart and it allowed me to work on my three-point shot. With his system, I will be out on the perimeter a lot more than last year. I have worked on perimeter jumpers, simple ball handling and a pull-up jump shot as well.

    On adjusting to a leadership role
    I am adjusting well and it helps to have multiple other seniors to help with that.




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