Cardinal Capsule

Jan. 24, 2001

Sport: Basketball
Year: Senior
Position: Forward
Height: 6-10
Weight: 255
Hometown: North Hollywood, CA
High School: Harvard-Westlake
Major: Urban Studies

Stanford's basketball team will be fun to watch this year because:
we have thedesire to win

For me to improve as a player I need to:
work on my physical strength andskills

For me to improve as a person I need to:
learn to use more patience

My primary inspiration in sports is:
my will to win

The thing I like about sports is:
it gives me an opportunity to compete

My favorite pre-game ritual is to:
sleep in the locker room before the game

My greatest athletic moment was:
when my high school team won consecutivestate championships

The biggest thrill in my life to date is:
playing in the Final Four

What makes Maples Pavilion so special:
the incredible atmosphere and fansupport

My favorite arena to play in:
Pauley Pavilion (UCLA)

The most difficult opposing arena to play in is:
McKale Center (Arizona)

If I could play in any basketball arena in the world it would be:
the StaplesCenter (Los Angeles)

The toughest player (college) I have faced is:
Mark Madsen (Stanford)

The toughest team I have played against:

If I could add one team to the schedule it would be:
Penn, so I could play ahigh school teammate

If I were selecting a basketball 'Dream Team', the first three players I wouldpick would be:
Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, coach Trent Johnson

The sports team that I followed when I was younger:
Los Angeles Lakers

When I played basketball as a kid, I pretended to be:
Magic Johnson

The athlete I admire most:
Michael Jordan

My favorite NBA team:
Los Angeles Lakers

If I could go up against any other Stanford athlete (non men's basketball) itwould be:
Jennifer Detmer (volleyball)

The current or former Stanford athlete I most enjoy watching perform:

Since coming to Stanford I have learned:
to live away from home

The best thing about Stanford is:
the community and fan support

My favorite professor:
Frederick Stout

My favorite class:
Economics 1

Best book I have ever read:
Animal Farm by George Orwell

Favorite Food:

If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on:
scrambled eggs

Favorite midnight snack:

My favorite movie:
A Bronx Tale

My favorite TV show:
Dark Angel

Favorite Actor:
Denzel Washington

Favorite Actress:
Ayda Field

If a movie was made of my life, I would have the following actor play me:
Jarron Collins

My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be:
my team winning the NationalChampionship

If I could be a superhero, I'd be:
Tiger Woods

If I were not playing college basketball, I would:
be a normal college studentAfter my Stanford career is over, I'd like to be remembered as:

an outstandingathlete and friend

Favorite sport other than basketball:

My parents were right when they told me:
to go to Stanford

The best advice I ever received was:
live life to its fullest, because you only liveonce

The person who had the greatest influence in my career:
my father

If I could invite three people to dinner in history, they would be:
MartinLuther King Jr., John Kennedy, John Kennedy Jr.

One moment in history I wish I could have seen:
Martin Luther King's 'I havea dream' speech in Washington D.C.

What people don't know about me:
I love to play golf

The place I would most like to visit:

The favorite place I've visited:
the Caribbean

I'd like to switch places for a day with:
Bill Gates

reading, watching television, and perfecting my golf swing

Ten years from now I hope to be:
a successful and productive member of society

My advice to youngsters:
never give up on your dreams, and never let anyonedeter you from them

What are you most thankful for in life:
my family

If I could bring anything from my hometown to Stanford it would be:
mydog, Kobe

My most prized possession are:
my two Pac-10 championships rings

If I won $1 million, I would:
invest wisely

If I had one CD to listen to it would be:
Elsa's Marvin Gaye CD

The one thing about college basketball I would change is:
more visits withalums in the off-season

One wish I would make for the 21st century:
is that we as a society worktowards improving race relations

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