UP CLOSE: Sam Burgess

Nickname: "Sammy"

Favorite cold cereal: Trix

Before a Basketball game, I: Watch highlight films.

How did I spend my off-season: Getting home from mission and getting back in shape.

Who has had the greatest influence on my Basketball career and why: My dad, he's been teaching me since I was little.

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now: Running my Fortune 500 company.

Who is the best player I've ever faced: Tyson Chandler

The dirtiest team I've ever played is: Dixie Rebels

What would I like to do sometime in my life: White-water river raft.

One place I would like to visit: New Zealand

If I could play another position, what would it be: Point Guard

How did I select my jersey number: Barry Sanders was my favorite football player and the number stuck.

What is my favorite hobby or activity away from basketball: Baseball

What is my most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Winning the state championship in high school and being The Salt Lake Tribune Athlete of the Year.

If I had to give up all of my possessions except one, what would be the one thing I kept: My scriptures.

My favorite scripture is: Isaiah 53

My favorite web site is: www.pickyourshoes.com

My advice to youngsters: "Listen to your parents and get good grades."

If I were on "Who wants to Be a Millionaire, the person I'd call for my lifeline is and why: Shawn Murphy, because he's the quizmaster.

If you could invite any three people to dinner who would they be: President Bush, President Hinckley and Faith Hill.

On game day how do your friends and relatives follow the game: They come to the game and cheer loud.