Seth Davis was able to catch up with former Iowa State guard DeAndre Kane yesterday during the 2014 NBA Draft Combine to talk about what needs to improve in his game and how he emerged as an NBA prospect.
The nearly four-minute video was posted on Campus Insiders, and you can view the whole interview here:
Here were some of the highlights of the interview.
Kane on his own positive and negatives in his game:
“Just working on my shot and on my form. I think I came a long way for a month. I’m shooting the ball better, I’m getting more lift on my shot, and I think that’s it, man. I think a lot of scouts know that I can compete. I can get in the teeth of the defense. I’m a bigger point guard, stronger point guard, that can really make plays for others…For me, it’s just to continue to get better with my jump shot and stay consistent.”
Kane on how much of a surprise the success was at Iowa State:
“A little bit. I didn’t know it was going to play out like that. We had a terrific year. Played with some terrific guys.
“When I committed to Iowa State, I didn’t know how it would happen. We had a lot of young guys.”
Kane on why the Cyclones played as well as they did:
“We were like a brotherhood and I think that’s why it turned out like it did. We all stuck together through the bad times and the good times.”
Kane on how much head coach Fred Hoiberg means to him:
“Coach Fred was a great person to me. Great coach and a great mentor…He put me in a great position. He told me he was going to put the ball in my hands and I was going to lead the team.”
Day 2 of the NBA Scouting Combine is currently being covered on ESPNU (9:00 AM-12:00 PM CT) and moves over to ESPN2 after that for a couple of hours.