"I think for us, it's going to start on defense," Ball said. "Once we get out on the break, we've got a lot of athletes that can get up and down and pretty much catch wherever I throw it. The team we put together, we're going to be better in transition. I think defense is going to lead to better offense for us and that starts with me. So I think just coming in, playing hard and making the right plays really is my job this year. As long as we get the stops and get out and run, I think we should have a lot of options and a lot of good options. We can run out and find the best option. Zach and DJ (Derrick Jones, who didn't play Tuesday), they can catch it anywhere. So wherever I put it, I feel like they're going to get it."
I don't think they're gonna average 13 steals a game, but they know that with good defense when you're not taking the ball out of the net, that's when you can run and eat on the offensive end.
To win consistently, we still need to be a solid half-court team, but that's why we have guys like DDR, Vooch, and Zach who can still produce against set defenses.