Jared Jensen, Up Close

Nickname: J.J. or Big J

Favorite cold cereal: Golden Grams

Why did I choose to play basketball over other sports: It's been my favorite sport since I was little.

Favorite Steve Cleveland quote: "I want you to score."

Before a basketball game I: Visualize a victory.

How did I spend my off-season: Lifting and staying in shape, along with some fun.

Who has had the greatest influences on my basketball career and why: My parents. They always motivated me through hard times and gave me many opportunities.

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now: Raising kids and watching my lawn grow.

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

The dirtiest team I've ever played is: Chandler's all-star team.

What would I like to do sometime in my life: Pilot a helicopter.

One place I would love to visit: Hawai`i.

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

How did I select my jersey number: I was stuck with it in high school and have had it ever since.

My favorite hobby or activity away from basketball is: Fishing and hunting.

What is the best book I've ever read: Book of Mormon.

People say I look like: The Russian on Rocky.

My favorite professor or most interesting class I've taken at BYU: Zoology 205.

My most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Receiving the Mr. Basketball award on the Delta Center floor.

My Favorite scripture: 1 Nephi 3:7

If I had to give up all of my possessions except one, what would be the one thing I kept: My car. I still have to get to practice and school.

My Favorite website: www.weather.com

Interesting fact most people don't know about me: I like classical music.

On game day, my friends and relatives: My parents always attend home games. On the road, they listen or watch at home. The rest of my family listens and watches at home.

My advice to youngsters: Nothing is beyond your potential.

If I were on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," the person I'd call for my lifeline is and why: My mom. She seems to know everything.

If you could invite any three people to dinner who would they be: The Savior, The President, David Letterman.