“I’m way more comfortable,” Gardner said. “Last year was my first year starting, and it was rough, a lot of ups and downs, a lot of adversity. A lot of adversity I fought through, and I feel like I did a really good job of never giving up, never giving up on myself and my teammates. I feel my teammates recognized that, and my coaches recognized that, and I feel like that will help me.”
Beilein:"His size and strength at approximately 6-8, 240 should help us a great deal around the basket. Max's high basketball IQ, shooting ability and outstanding perimeter skill level allows him to have some versatility in his game."