Q&A With David Chiotti
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/27/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 27, 2004

Throughout the 2003-04 basketball season, GoLobos.com will be conducting "Ask the Coach/Player" sessions with different Lobo men's basketball coaches and players.

Below are answers to some of the questions you submitted to Lobo Sophomore David Chiotti over the last week. Don't forget the Lobos face San Diego State on Saturday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. (M.S.T.) in The Pit. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the UNM Ticket Office or by calling (505) 925-LOBO (5626).

Why did you cut your hair? (Gena, Albuquerque, N.M)

DC: It got too long and it was all over the place.

Hey there David, I was wondering what is the longest length you have grown your hair out to before you cut it? (Fanoy, Albuquerque, N.M.)

DC: It was longer when I was in high school

What do you think is the best part of your game? (David, Albuquerque, N.M.)

DC: I think my low post game. I have added some moves in the off-season and I am getting more and more confident on the offensive end. On defense, I am learning how to get better position than other players, which helps me keep them off the block and out of position.

David, you are the most improved player on the team, maybe even the conference. What has helped you improve so much this year from last year. (Darrick T., Springville, Utah)

DC: Lots of hard work. I was in the weight room and on the court every day in the summer and it is paying off this season.

(14) Kristine Albuquerque, New Mexico How do you feel having players like Granger, DeVries, and Tindall play with you? Does it help you as a team player? (Kristine, Albuquerque, N.M.)

DC: Of course, anytime you can have a player like Javin on your team and then add in Danny and Troy, it is going to make you better. They are all good shooters, which opens things up inside for me.

Hey David, You are my favorite player. Who are you the closest to on the team? ( Maria, Albuquerque, N.M.)

DC: We are all very tight. There are not any clicks on this team. We all are very close and we have good chemistry both on and off the court.

I have enjoyed watching you play Lobo basketball the last 2 years and look forward to the next 2. I believe you have come a long way in your development as a player. What do you need to work on to improve your game? (Ken, Albuquerque, N.M.)

DC: I need to continue to work on a good mid-range jump shot. I want to extend my range out a couple of feet.