First practice of the post-Italy season starts tomorrow (Wednesday Sept 4th)! Gilvydas Biruta has been waiting a long time for this.
Waiting for this season was very painful because I could not play, but it was very beneficial because I got to work on my skills with Hurley and his staff. Every time I saw a college basketball game on TV it felt like it’s bad for my health because i wanted to play so bad!
(After the First Day)
Jim Parisi: Hope the first one went great!
Gilvydas Biruta: We lifted and had a pickup. It felt great to be back in the gym with the team!
Jim: You still on limited summer practice schedule?
Gilvydas: Yes we are, until the end of September!
Jim: You happy with how ur playing or never happy?
Gilvydas: Never satisfied because its never good enough. Although i realize its impossible to play perfect but thats what ultimate competitors should strive for.
Jim: Are you hard on yourself…or is Coach harder? lol
Gilvydas: Hurley is extremely tough and great at pushing to the limits but I’m my own biggest critic.
Jim: After Rutgers and the Big East you gotta be hungry to jump all over the A-10?
Gilvydas: Haha, I cant wait to compete. I have never been so excited to begin a season.
Jim: I wish I could ask if there was a team you’d love to beat most…but I know you can’t let that get out.
Gilvydas: I want to beat ALL of them