Jermaine Odjegba - Up Close

Nickname: Jay

Favorite cold cereal: Corn Pops

Favorite Steve Cleveland quote: "We have eight more minutes left of practice."

Why did you choose to play Basketball over other sports: It's active and I love playing the game.

Before I played basketball, I: played baseball.

How did you spend your off-season: working at my local library and conditioning.

Who has had the greatest influence on your Basketball career and why: Brad Westover because he got me into different camps and got BYU to look at me.

What do you want to be doing 20 years from now: Own my own business.

Who is the best player you've ever faced: Amare Stoudemire.

The dirtiest team I've ever played is: White practice team.

What would you like to do sometime in your life: Travel the world.

One place you would like to visit: Cancun

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

How did you select your jersey number: Same number I wore in high school.

What is your favorite hobby or activity away from Basketball: Playing sport video games.

The best book I've ever read: 24/7

People say I look like: my dad.

My favorite professor or most interesting class I've taken at BYU: Sharing the Gospel, Professor Bott.

What is your most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Playing in my State's all-star game.

If you had to give up all of your possessions except one, what would be the one thing you kept and why: My alarm clock, so I won't be late to practice.

My favorite scripture: Isaiah 49: 22-23

My favorite website is: www.espn.com.

My advice to youngsters: Stay with your dreams and never give up.

Interesting fact most people don't know about me: I love to ride snowmobiles.

If I were on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, the person I'd call for my lifeline is: Professor Bott because he knows the answer to the questions asked to him.

If I could invite any three people to dinner who would they be: Michael Jordan, President Hinckley and Tyra Banks.

On game day: My mom and members of the church will watch games on the satellite dish.