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Getting to know Kristen Riley

Kristen Riley leads the team in the rebounding category grabbing 5.3 boards per game. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Sophomore forward Kristen Riley has started in every game so far this year and grabs a team high 5.3 rebounds per game.


If I were hosting a recruit on a visit to Provo, the most impressive thing I’d have to show you is: The Provo river on a hot summer day! It’s very fun.

Favorite hobby outside of basketball: Surfing at home and watching movies.

Most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Back in high school, winning CIF was awesome.

If I had to give up all of my possessions except one, what’s the one thing I’d keep and why: Ashton, because he’s been around for a long, long time.

Sometime in my life I would like to: Jumping off a waterfall and flying.

What is the best book I’ve ever read: Twilight

Who has had the greatest influence on my athletic career and why: My dad for taking me to all my games and for all the coaching and support, and my mom for her amazing attitude and support.

Who’s the most famous person you’ve ever met: Karl Malone, Taylor Hicks.

What is your favorite holiday and why: Fourth of July because it’s in the best season. It’s alwasy fun and I love America.

What was your favorite toy as a child: I was a tomboy so anything having to do with a ball or longboard.

Most favorite road trip during the basketball season: Hawaii

Least favorite road trip during the basketball season: Laramie, Wyoming

What’s your must have when you go on the road: Candy

What’s your favorite television show: King of Queens, Lost

What’s the movie that you must have in your video collection: The Proposal

Why did you choose to basketball: I love it more than any other sport.

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