Murray State transfer talks about new home
MURRAY, KY - TJ Sapp is still adjusting to life as a Murray State Basketball player. Since he arrived on campus earlier this year Sapp is already being recognized by Racer fans.
"I haven't even played a game yet and people know my name," Sapp said. "Being a ball player you want to be a part of a program that is embraced and loved by everyone in a community and the school."
That support of the program and the style of his new head coach were big factors in getting the Clemson transfer to Murray.
"Ive never come across a coach like him," Sapp said. "He is very quiet and laid back. He just wants you to play basketball, play defense, and have fun while playing together as a team. You cant argue with that."
Sapp has been able to practice with the team since arriving on campus and has embraced his role on the team.
"I feel like me being here and not being able to play, which is hard, is allowing me to help this team this year," Sapp said. "As I grasp the plays and how they do things I will be able to help even more."
Sitting out has left Sapp with only one regret. Not playing with this years senior class.
"Its bitter sweet not being able to play with these guys," Sapp said. " I don't take any of it for granted. I only have one semester with these guys and to figure out their personalities. Its been great just talking and hanging out."
During games you will find Sapp on the Murray State bench. Even though he cant play, he is still cheering on his team.
"I get happy when I'm around basketball," Sapp said. " When its game time and we are playing you better believe I am going to be ready to do whatever it takes to get the team hyped about it."