Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond is on the verge of becoming a star in the NBA. After a successful sophomore season that was capped off by a gold medal win during the FIBA World Cup, Drummond is being counted on by the Pistons as one of their top players as they try and make a playoff push. If he can keep the Pistons in contention come January, an All-Star nod might be in his future.
Another campaign that Drummond is definitely hyped for is Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The next game in the vaunted Call of Duty franchise is moving forward to the future with probably the most dramatic shift in gameplay the series has seen in quite some time. We had a chance to chat with Drummond after a Pistons practice over the phone a little bit last Friday and talk about Advanced Warface and how he feels about the big changes.
What he thought about the game when he played it for the first time:
Man, it looks great. I’ve been a big Call of Duty fan for quite some time now so I’m real excited for the game to come out. All of my [Detroit Pistons] teammates play so we’re all excited to play it together.
On the change of setting with Advanced Warfare as it moves away from current technology to futuristic jetpacks and exosuits:
I like what they’re doing because while it is futuristic, it still feels like it could be real. I’m going to be flying around in jetpacks and stuff, but I’m still looking forward to all of the other stuff and new features that will be in the game.
Quick thoughts about playing online:
Yeah, we play against other people. Sometimes my teammates will give away that it’s us and some times people don’t recognize it’s me. But there are other times they’ll recognize our voice and they’ll know. It’s kind of cool that we have fans in the video game world too. And when they do find out, sometimes you’ll wish they hadn’t because they will go at us.
On who is the best Call of Duty player on the Pistons:
Last year, it was Will Bynum [now of the Boston Celtics]. This year, we’ll have to see when the game comes out…
His online playing style:
It depends on what mode we’re playing. If we got Team Deathmatch and we got guys who roam the map, I pick off people. I need to work on my aim a little bit though, get better at that..
How he moves from one Call of Duty game to the next:
I think I do a pretty good job of playing the game and finishing everything before I move on to the next one. I like playing the single-player campaign too because I want to know what the story is all about. But I also like the Zombies, it’s probably one of my favorite modes in each game [that has had it].
But we didn’t finish there because we also talked about sneakers and his recent to move to Jordan Brand after spending last season as a sneaker free agent wearing all kinds of kicks. Check out the rest of the interview at Kicks on Fire.