"He's a very down-to-earth kid," Diener said. "His best asset is, his peers like him, and he's very easy to cheer for. He's no question a small-town hero here. Our young kids, they want to be wearing No. 16."
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"He has just dynamic physical skills," Diener said. "He's big-time fast."