Cardinal Capsule

Feb. 27, 2001


Julius Barnes
Sport: Basketball
Year: Sophomore
Position: Guard
Hometown: Rowland Heights, CA
High School: Rowland
Major: Undeclared

Stanford's basketball team will be fun to watch this year because:
we havemany returning players and a good group of freshmen

For me to improve as a player I need to:
Get stronger, be more vocal and runthe team.

For me to improve as a person I need to:
be patient, consistent, and as produc-tiveas possible

My primary inspiration in sports are:
my parents

The thing I like about sports is:
the competition

My favorite pre-game ritual is to:
watch SportsCenter or play PlayStation

My greatest athletic moment was:
beating Duke in New York last year

The biggest thrill in my life to date:
being here at Stanford

What makes Maples Pavilion so special:
the gym floor

My favorite arena to play in is:
Maples Pavilion

If I could play in any basketball arena in the world it would be:
MadisonSquare Garden

The toughest player (college) I have faced is:
Kenny Brunner (Georgia)

The toughest team I have played against:
Arizona, without a doubt

If I could add one team to the schedule it would be:
North Carolina

A friend from another college basketball team:
Hollis Price (Oklahoma),Michael Bradley (Villanova)

If I were selecting a basketball team 'Dream Team', the first three players Iwould pick would be:
Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson

The sports teams that I followed when I was younger:
Chicago Bulls, LosAngeles Lakers

When I played basketball as a kid, I pretended to be:
Michael Jordan, MagicJohnson

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:
Tiger Woods

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

Since coming to Stanford I have learned:
how to handle things like an adult

The best thing about Stanford is:
the atmosphere and people

My favorite professor is:
Pavo Lutomski, IHUM

My favorite class:
Group Communication

Best book I have ever read:
The Great Gatsby

Favorite food:
pizza

If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on:
grilled cheese sand-wich

Favorite midnight snack:
chocolate chip cookies

My favorite movie:
Arlington Road, The Insider

My favorite TV show:
The Simpsons

Favorite actor:
Samuel L. Jackson, Morgan Freeman

Favorite actress:
Michelle Pfeiffer

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

My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be:
dunking on a seven-footer

My favorite musical group:
Wu-Tang Clan

If I could be a superhero, I'd be:
He-Man

If I were not playing college basketball, I would:
be playing quarterback at aDivision I school

After my Stanford career is over, I'd like to be remembered as:
a nice guy to bearound

Favorite sport other than basketball:
football

My parents were right when they told me:
to work hard and strive to be thebest

The best advice I ever received was:
just be yourself

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

If I could invite three people to dinner in history, they would be:
Malcolm X,Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy

One moment in history I wish I could have seen:
The Civil War

What people don't know about me:
I'm half-Samoan, half-African American

The place I would most like to visit:
Red Square in Russia

The favorite place I've visited:
New York City

I'd like to switch places for a day with:
Michael Jordan

Hobbies:
buying shoes and chatting with friends online

Ten years from now I hope to be:
Successful, married and happy

My advice to youngsters:
work hard and never give up

What are you most thankful for in life?:
a wonderful family

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

My most prized possession is:
my life

If I won $1 million, I would:
buy my parents a new home, brothers and sistercars, and anything I wanted

If I had one CD to listen to it would be:
Wu-Tang Forever

The one thing about college basketball I would change is:
defection of goodunderclassmen to the NBA

One wish I would make for the 21st century:
prosperity and peace

Least favorite food:
Greek food

What is your favorite website:
ESPN.com, Nike.com

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