"It's an experienced team, it's a talented team, it's very similar to how ours was built last year," Gard said. "It took awhile for those things to come together and to come in and make a splash as a freshman, obviously he's very talented, there's no doubt. From that standpoint, it's not a surprise. He's had some ups and downs, but he's figured things out, which I thought he would. He's a quick learner and a hungry kid who wants to be good."