Here's what Cole Aldrich had to say moments after being drafted....
On coming back for another year:
I think it helped me in so many ways. Not only on the basketball court but maturing as a person. I went through a lot with my grandmother passing away and I just want to thank my parents for helping me get through that.
On what former Kansas teammate Julian Wright has to say:
He says great things with Coach Williams just getting sign two weeks ago. He's going to bring a lot of energy and that fanbase back to New Orleans.
On working out with the Hornets coach:
He's a guy that really just loves to go out and run. He's going to be a good guy to play for.
Playing with Chris Paul:
It's going to be awesome. I was fortunate to play with Sherron Collins for three years at Kansas and now Chris Paul.