Luiz Lemes - Up Close

Nickname: Sweet Lu

Favorite cold cereal:Corn Flakes

Favorite Steve Cleveland quote: "Hard work."

Why did you choose to play Basketball over other sports: the challenge.

Before a Basketball game, I: listen to music.

How did you spend your off-season: with my family in Brazil.

Who has had the greatest influence on your Basketball career and why: My father because he's a basketball coach in Brazil.

What do you want to be doing 20 years from now: working with basketball or soccer.

Who is the best player you've ever faced: Keyon Dooling (L.A. Clippers)

The dirtiest team I've ever played is: Venezuela Junior National Team

What would you like to do sometime in your life: Spend more time with my family.

One place you would like to visit: Africa or Jamaica

If you could play another position, what would it be: Center

How did you select your jersey number: I wear my dad's or brother's number.

What is your favorite hobby or activity away from Basketball: playing soccer.

People say I look like: my dad.

The best book I've ever read: How You Play the Game

My favorite professor or most interesting class I've taken at BYU: Danny Bower (Speech)

What is your most memorable athletic achievement or moment: When I made the Brazilian Junior National Team.

If you had to give up all of your possessions except one, what would be the one thing you kept and why: My grandfather's gold medal (from his club team. He gave it to me after he died).

My favorite website is: www.uol.com.br

My advice to youngsters: Believe in your dreams.

Interesting fact most people don't know about me: I love soccer.

If I could invite any three people to dinner who would they be: My three brothers, Leandro, Leonardo and Gustavo.

On game day: All my family lives in Brazil and can maybe watch a game on ESPN International.