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Billy Baron - son of URI men's basketball coach Jim - made his first statements to the media since announcing he was transferring from Virginia to URI.
Here are a few of his comments.
(On the decision)
-Itâ€™s good to be back home. I missed my family, I missed being home. Just being able to play for my father, you know. Virginia was great, a lot of great opportunities coming out of there, great people there, great coaching staff. Just the fact of coming home, you only have one of them.
(On being at UVA)
-I got to go to a great place. I met so many great people. I got to go to a great school and experience all those things and experience what itâ€™s like to play basketball not for my father and on the ACC level.
(Responded when asked if Jim ever had to tell him he was speaking as a father and not a coach and if he ever said if Billy wanted to come back, he'd have a place at URI)
-He didnâ€™t say that because he believed in me. I think it was more of a given. It was something that didnâ€™t have to be said because he knew. I committed here earlier and he knew I wanted to play here, but I wanted to experience that opportunity.