Cardinal Capsule: Matt Lottich

Jan. 29, 2002

Matt Lottich

Sport: Men's Basketball
Year: Sophomore
Height: 6-4
Position: Guard
Hometown: Winnetka, IL
High School:New Trier
Major: Undeclared
Stanford Athletics Highlights: A good-shooting three-point specialist who is also an active defender ... Lottich has played in 14 games, including a career-high 12 points (5-for-7 from the floor, 2-for-4 from three-point territory) against California (1/4/02) ... Scored six-points, and grabbed three-rebounds against Belmont (12/18/01) at the Stanford Invitational ... Lottich also enjoyed a six-point effort against Brigham Young (12/22/01) at the Las Vegas Showdown, and another six points in 12 minutes of play against Washington State (1/17/02) ... Tallied a five-point effort in eight minutes of play against Portland State (12/19/01) in the championship game of the Stanford Invitational ... Lottich added five points, three rebounds and two assists against Washington (1/19/02) ... Lottich gathered in a three-point effort in three minutes of play at New Mexico (11/17/01) in the season opener, and a three-point effort against Long Beach State (12/15/01).

For me to improve as a person I need to:
be nicer

The thing I love about sports is:
the competition

My favorite pre-game ritual is:

My greatest athletic accomplishment to date was:
making it to the Elite 8 (2000-01)

The biggest thrill in my life so far was:
bungee jumping

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

If I could play in any basketball arena in the world, it would be:
Madison Square Garden

The toughest (college) player I have faced is:
Chris Duhon (Duke)

The toughest team I have played against is:

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

The team I am most looking forward to playing this year is:

If I were selecting a basketball 'Dream Team', the first three players I would pick are:
Larry Bird, Michael Jordon and Isaiah Thomas

The sports team I followed when I was younger was:
Chicago Cubs

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

The athlete I admire most:
Carl Lewis

My favorite NBA team:
Chicago Bulls

The current or former Stanford athlete I most enjoy watching is:
Mark Madsen

Since coming to Stanford I have learned:
there are a lot of talented people in the world

My favorite class is:

The best book I have ever read is:
The Catcher in the Rye

My favorite food is:

My least favorite food is:
black licorice

If I had to cook my own meals, I would probably survive on:

My favorite midnight snack is:

My favorite musical group is:

My favorite movie is:
The Natural

My favorite T.V. show is:
The Simpsons

My favorite actress is:
Jennifer Lopez

My favorite actor is:
Edward Norton

My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be:
blocking a game winner

If I were not playing college basketball, I would be:
playing football

My favorite sport other than basketball is:

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

My parents were right when they told me:
stay with God

The best advice I ever received was:
work hard

The person who has had the greatest influence on my life:
my father

One moment in history I wish I could have seen:
the Resurrection

If I could invite any three people in history to dinner, the would be:
Jesus, Davey Crockett, Abe Lincoln

Something people would be surprised to know about me:
I love to read

A place I've never been that I would love to go is:

The best place I have ever been is:

My most prized possession:
my basketball shoes

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

What are you most thankful for in life:
my father

I'd like to switch places for a day with:
the President

Ten years from now I hope to be:

My advice to youngsters:
play hard

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