Rafael Araujo - Up Close | The Official Site of BYU Athletics

Rafael Araujo - Up Close

Nickname: Baby.

Favorite cold cereal: Frosted corn flakes.

Why did you choose to play Basketball over other sports: I like playing physical.

Before I played Basketball, I: Played soccer and volleyball.

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

Who has had the greatest influence on your Basketball career and why: Myself.

What do you want to be doing 20 years from now: Enjoying my money and family.

Who is the best player you've ever faced: Isreal from Brazil.

The dirtiest team I've ever played is: Uruguay.

What would you like to do sometime in your life: Go to a day spa.

One place you would like to visit: Europe

If you could play another position, what would it be: Small forward.

How did you select your jersey number: 55, my lucky number

What is your favorite hobby or activity away from Basketball: Going out with my wife.

The best book I've ever read: Michael Jordan, "Playing for Keeps"

People say I look like: "Kitty" from Monsters Inc.

My favorite professor or most interesting class I've taken at BYU: Gary Palmer

What is your most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Has not come yet.

If you had to give up all of your possessions except one, what would be the one thing you kept and why: My wife! If I gave her up, I'd give up my smile.

My favorite scripture: Psalms 91

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

My advice to youngsters: Go to school! Keep working hard on your dream.

Interesting fact most people don't know about me: I'm shy.

If I were on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, the person I'd call for my lifeline is: My mother-in-law Leah Downing

If I could invite any three people to dinner who would they be: My father, mother and brother.

On game day: My family lives in Brazil and can't watch the games. My mother-in-law got digital cable to watch all the games from San Diego and will drive to some games in Provo.