Nathan Cooper, Up Close

Nickname: Coop

Favorite cold cereal: Lucky Charms

Favorite TV show: Cheers

Favorite Steve Cleveland quote: "The bottom line is..."

Why did you choose to play basketball over other sports: It was more fun to play.

Before a basketball game, I: Try and stay loose.

How did you spend your off-season: Working out.

Who has had the greatest influences on your basketball career and why: My parents-they always supported me.

What do you want to be doing 20 years from now: Have a family and a good career.

What would you like to do sometime in your life: Live in Hawai'i.

One place you would like to visit: The Caribbean Islands.

If you could play another position, what would it be: Stay as a guard.

How did you select your jersey number: I'm not sure, it just kind of stuck.

What is your favorite hobby or activity away from basketball: Going to the beach.

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

My favorite professor: Matthew Richardson-Doctrine and Covenants.

What is your most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Winning state AAU three times.

Favorite scripture: John 14:27-"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

My advice to youngsters: Work hard and have fun.

If you could invite any three people to dinner who would they be: My parents and who knows.