|Coach Mike Jarvis and FAU at Boston's on the Beach with Ken Lavicka and ESPN
The Sports Page Radio here broadcast, featuring FAU Head Basketball Coach Mike Jarvis and ESPN 760 /FAU’s own Ken Lavicka started promptly at 6 PM on Monday, March 15th, 2010.
Held at Boston’s on the Beach here in Delray, Questions varied from last season (2009-2010) to this season’s (2010-2011) start. The question and answer session went at a fever pace.
Covering as many areas as one would allow in a one hour segment, Lavicka spoke how this year’s NCAA Division I Basketball brackets here were shaping up.
Coach Jarvis responded “the new season is already upon us, and that started with Selection Sunday yesterday.” Selection Sunday is an annual event for High School athlete’s who sign onto their respective College Sports programs.
Asked about the concluded Sun-Belt Championships here last week, Jarvis said “Anytime you don’t play your best and you don’t win is a disappointment.”
Also, “Brett Royster (FAU Senior Center) is looking like possibly he could be the most important big man in the Sun-Belt next year. Brett Royster shows leadership skills.”
Further, “In order to win big games, winning plays are important. They are a skill of visualization, and for making a big basket, you need to see yourself as being successful.”
Lavicka questioned about November, 2010, which Jarvis said, “You have to be honest and see how close you are and how far away you are, and take a measure forward.”
Lavicka then brought up the offseason, and questioned what would come of it. “We are having meetings for each player to evaluate their skills, and we grade them each up to 100 points based on a skill with 5 points per.”
Next, talking about the NCAA Championship bracket, Coach Jarvis said. “You see how we played at MTSU and how Alex Tucker hit a big shot.”
“Against Troy, just before the end we were in a chase for the number one seeding, with an opportunity to vie for that bracket and programmatically, we want to be in a position, to challenge for that every night; respect is something everybody should have, from the players to the Coaches.”
“I think the students need to get more involved with students at the game, its happening little by little, and when we go to Hot Springs, we should have more fans out to these sites, we need to show the fans get there moneys worth.”
On Sanchez Hughley, “depending on health he can make a comeback for the final season Sanchez has got good connections and an education that is better than most.”
In conclusion, Coach Jarvis wanted to thank the FAU faithful and Boston’s on the Beach here in Delray for all their hospitality.