McDonald: Boot camp over, chemistry good

McDonald: Boot camp over, chemistry good

Andrew Robinson

The WKU men’s basketball team concluded its boot camp on Sunday, completing 10 days of two-a-day practices.

McDonald was wearing his dog tags that were given to the team following boot camp.

McDonald said he wanted to start the season off on the right foot and establish the commitment to what the team wanted to do from an energy and focus standpoint.

“I was very pleased with the energy and enthusiasm,” McDonald said. “As it went on, obviously guys got tired, but you never sensed it.”

McDonald said freshman forward Stephon Drane and senior forward Cliff Dixon both stood out during the camp.

McDonald also added that the team’s chemistry has been good so far.

“It’s gotten testy a couple of times, but the chemistry’s been good,” McDonald said. “They’re all getting along and that’s a big factor in how this year plays out. Early in the season, it’s been good.”

On the injury front, McDonald said sophomore guard Caden Dickerson was held out a few days with a hamstring issue and senior forward Juan Pattillo battled a stiff back.

WKU faces Campbellsville at 3 p.m. Sunday at Diddle Arena.