LSU head basketball coach Will Wade addressed the media yesterday prior to the team’s trip to Spain. The Tigers will be in Spain from Aug. 12-22.

Here are some quotes from Wade’s press conference:

Wade on Spain trip: “I know what Ja’vonte Smart can do. I know what Skylar Mays can do. I’m much more interested in James Bishop, Charles Manning, how does Trendon look … I’m more interested in how those guys perform.”

Wade on Southeastern transfer Parker Edwards: “Well, he can shoot. He hasn’t lost his shooting touch.” (Parker dropped 25 bench points vs. LSU last season)

Will Wade on last season: “We kind of wore down as the season went on. We had some soft tissues injuries, and that was because of our nutrition.”

Will Wade said he studied soccer teams from Europe to see their training regimens.

Will Wade: Emmitt Williams is ‘up to 230’ and ‘looks like a different guy.’

Wade also said Marlon Taylor underwent foot surgery earlier in the summer. Taylor will be unavailable for the Spain trip.

Wade said he met with TAF yesterday to discuss possible renovations to the PMAC and practice facility. “We need to get it soon. We’re in desperate need.”

Who’s ready to Boot Up? We’re 100 days away from tip-off.