Month: January 2015

Q&A With Alex Gustafson

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Alex Gustafson, #20, Guard, 6’4, 185, Sophomore, Oak Park (Illinois)

Q: If you could only listen to one album for the next month, what would it be?

A: Anything Goes by Florida Georgia Line.

 Q: What is the best thing about your game, and what still needs improvement?

A: The best thing about my game is my ability to defend, and I need to improve my ball handling and shooting.

Q: If you could be anything in the world, what would you be? In other words, what is your dream job?

A: Working in the front office for the Chicago Bulls or Green Bay Packers.

 Q: In high school, you were most likely to what?

A: Hang out with my friends and family as much as I could.

 Q: What is the weirdest gift youve ever received?

A: A lederhosen.

 Q: What character from a television show or movie would you want to be best friends with and why?

A: Michael Scott from The Office because he’s easily the most unique character in television history.

 Q: What do you love most about the game of basketball?

A: I love the overall environment of being on a court. It’s really calming and is always a lot of fun.

 Q: Who do you play as in NBA2K?

A: The Golden State Warriors.

 Q: What is the best piece of advice youve ever gotten?

A: Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.

 Q: Where is your favorite place to eat in Hyde Park?

A: Chant.

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Q&A With Blaine Crawford

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Blaine Crawford, #44, Forward6’8, 220, Sophomore, St. Paul (Minnesota)

Q: If you could only listen to one album for the next month, what would it be?

 A: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West.

 Q: What is your favorite sneaker of all time

A: Nike Foamposites.

Q: LeBron James or Kobe Byrant?

 A: Of course…Kobe Bryant.

 Q:What is the best class you’ve taken so far, here at UChicago?

 A: Classics of Social and Political Thought.

Q: If you had to delete every social media account you have, except for one, which one would you keep?

 A: Facebook.

 Q: What character from a television show or movie would you want to be best friends with and why?

 A: Frank Underwood (House of Cards)…better to have him as a friend than an enemy. 

 Q: What do you love most about the game of basketball?

A: Competition and the self expression of different play styles. 

 Q: Who do you play as in NBA2K?

 A: Clippers.

Q: What is your basketball goal for this season?

 A: Win the UAA and beyond.

 Q: Where is your favorite place to eat in Hyde Park?

 A: Harold’s. 

Q&A With Scott Herlihy

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Scott Herlihy, #3, Guard6’1, 180, Junior, Southbury (Connecticut)

Q: If you could only listen to one album for the next month, what would it be?

A: The xx – xx (second choice: Arctic Monkey – AM).

 Q: What is your favorite sneaker of all time?

A: Jordan Ten’s – black and white colorway.

 Q: LeBron James or Kobe Byrant?

A: LeBron.

 Q: What is the best class you’ve taken so far, here at UChicago?

A: My introductory computer science class taught by Professor Adam Shaw. 

Q: If you could be anything in the world, what would you be? In other words, what is your dream job?

A: I would like to be an entrepreneur someday in charge of my own business, but if I had to choose a job at another company I would like to be an animator for a company like DreamWorks or Pixar. I may or may not have been inspired by the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGi8MqMB6Ks.

 Q: What is the weirdest gift you’ve ever received?

A: I once received a letter from an anonymous source that contained a 20-dollar bill in the mail. I was grateful of course, but also very, very confused.

 Q: What character from a television show or movie would you want to be best friends with and why?

A: Liz Lemon from 30 Rock, because I would never be able to stop laughing.

Q: Who do you play as in NBA2K?

A: San Antonio Spurs (always).

 Q: What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?

A: “Respect every opponent, but fear none” – My AAU coach Rob Ruys passed this message onto me.

Q: Where is your favorite place to eat in Hyde Park?

A: Giordano’s Pizzeria.

Stay tuned! Much more to come…

Q&A With Ian Joyce

A new week, a new player…

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Ian Joyce, #2, Forward, 6’6, 230, Senior, Middleton (Wisconsin)

Q: If you could only listen to one album for the next month, what would it be?

A:Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” by Jimmy Buffett.

 Q: What is your favorite sneaker of all time?

A: Original or Shaq’s Reebok Pumps.

 Q: If you could be anything in the world, what would you be? In other words, what is your dream job?

A: A professional fisherman or marine biologist.

 Q: In high school, you were most likely to what?

A: Go fishin’.

 Q: What character from a television show or movie would you want to be best friends with and why?

A: Vince from “Entourage” because he lives a fun and crazy life.

 Q:What do you love most about the game of basketball?

A: Blocking shots.

 Q: Who do you play as in NBA2K?

A: The best team in the NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks.

 Q: What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?

A: Work hard, put others ahead of yourself, and be loyal to friends and family.

 Q: What is your basketball goal for this season?

A: Conference Championship and still being able to walk by the end of the season.

 Q: Where is your favorite place to eat in Hyde Park?

A: Z&H sandwich shop on 57th.

Q&A With Jake Fenlon

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Jake Fenlon, #14, Guard, 6’3, 180, Freshman, Rochester (New York)

Q: If you could only listen to one album for the next month, what would it be?

A: Watch the Throne by Jay Z and Kanye West.

 Q: LeBron James or Kobe Byrant?

A: Kobe Bryant.

Q: What is the best class you’ve taken so far, here at UChicago?

A: Math 152.

 Q: What is the best thing about your game, and what still needs improvement?

A: Shooting is my biggest strength, everything else still needs improvement.

 Q: If you had to delete every social media account you have, except for one, which one would you keep?

A: Instagram.

 Q: What is the weirdest gift you’ve ever received?

A: A pack of toilet paper.

 Q: What do you love most about the game of basketball?

A: The three-pointer.

 Q: What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?

A: “When you’re in the game shoot the ball because you can’t do anything else.”                         – Coach Schmidt (AAU)

 Q: What is your basketball goal for this season?

A: Win a UAA Championship.

 Q: Where is your favorite place to eat in Hyde Park?

A: Chipotle.

Q&A With Waller Perez

You have seen them play. You read their bios. You know their stats. Well, now it is time to get a little more personal. This marks the start of a new series of posts: “Q&A With…” Your Maroons have been asked a handful of questions, so here are some of their best answers.

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Waller Perez, #10, Forward, 6’5, 200, Sophomore, Berwyn (Illinois).

Q: If you could only listen to one album for the next month, what would it be? 

A: Cole World: The Sideline Story by J Cole. 

Q: LeBron James or Kobe Byrant?

A: Lebron James.

Q: What is the best thing about your game, and what still needs improvement?

A: I play aggressive and can guard multiple positions. I need to improve on my handling and 3 point shot percentage.

Q: If you had to delete every social media account you have, except for one, which one would you keep?

A: I would definitely have to keep Facebook.

Q: In high school, you were most likely to what?

A: I was most likely to be in the gym late at night. 

Q: What character from a television show or movie would you want to be best friends with and why?

A: I would want to be friends with Sid from Ice Age.

Q: What do you love most about the game of basketball?

A: I love the adrenaline rush and being held accountable in tough situations.

Q: Who do you play as in NBA2K?

A: I play as the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Q: What is your basketball goal for this season?

A: My basketball goal this season is to win the UAA and to win a national championship.

Q: Where is your favorite place to eat in Hyde Park?

A: My favorite place to eat in Hyde Park is Harold’s Chicken.

Stay tuned for more!