October 27, 2013 by Seth Rubinroit
By Seth Rubinroit
Coach Andy Enfield’s offense looked as exciting as advertised during the Trojan Tip-Off open scrimmage at the Galen Center Sunday afternoon. Julian Jacobs, Katin Reinhardt and J.T. Terrell in particular thrilled the crowd with their numerous dunks.
“Our guys have done a good job learning to play faster than they normally would,” Enfield said. “Usually mistakes are made when players are sped up.”
All 17 players on the roster played during the 20-minute scrimmage, giving the fans a chance to see the 10 new additions to the program.
“As a coaching staff, we enjoy practice because [the players] are so competitive,” Enfield said. “They go hard because they know they need to prove themselves.”
Terrell impressed both on and off the court. He showed his athleticism and range in the scrimmage, and, during the pre-scrimmage meet-and-greet, he was one of the most outgoing players, signing autographs with a smile on his face and even dancing with fans.
“I am so impressed with J.T. as a senior leader,” Enflied said. “He is constantly talking on the offensive and defensive ends, trying to help his teammates. J.T. is so valuable to this team, even if he does not score a point.”
The Trojans open the season on the road on November 8 at Utah State. The Aggies have had 14 or more home wins in each of the past five seasons.
“If it was up to me, I would not have scheduled the season opener on the road at Utah State,” Enfield said. “But it’s on the schedule, so we are going to play hard and see what we can do.”
Here are Galen Central’s favorite photos from the scrimmage: