Ireland on Vernon:
"Really, I didn’t know much about him until I went to the University of Miami Pro Day and my scouts started saying, ‘you need to take a look at this guy and pay attention to him,’" Ireland said. "My exposure to the player wasn’t as high on Vernon until really he came in here. My scouts were just saying they love him, they love him, they love him and that’s when I really started studying him from this year and last year and our coaches got involved. It became very clear to me that this was a guy that we should consider."