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20 Questions: Rutgers' Tasha Pointer


ESPN.com wants to give you a quick look inside the lives of the players we cover. Every game day throughout the NCAA Tournament, we'll feature a new student-athlete who has taken the time to answer our 20 Questions.

Rutgers' Tasha Pointer
Tasha Pointer
Vitals: 5-6 senior guard
2000-2001 stats:Ranks second on team in scoring with 11.4 average. Leads Rutgers with 6.1 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 2.2 steals per game. Also has made 64 steals in 29 games.
Career stats: Pointer was an All-Big East first-team pick this season. She was a second-team selection last season when she helped lead the Scarlet Knights to their first Final Four appearance.

1 If you could be a cartoon character or super hero, who would you be and why?
Mighty Mouse because he always saved the day.
2 What was your parents' favorite saying?
"Do as I say, not as I do."
3 What does ESPN stand for?
Even Stringer and Pointer deserve a National championship.
4 Who's the best player you've ever faced?
My teammates and coach Jolette law.
5 Who's the one player, man or woman, you'd want to take one-on-one?
Tim Hardaway because I want to learn the killer crossover, and who else would I want to learn it from?!
6 What's your favorite movie?
Enemy of the State.
7 What's your favorite TV show?
8 How did you get started playing basketball?
My father took me to the gym to watch him play basketball, and I fell in love with the game.
9 Why do you wear your jersey number?
I wear No. 43 because I wanted a big number for a small guard. Also, 4 plus 3 equals seven, and in the Bible, seven is a complete number.
10 What's your favorite pre-game meal?
Baked potato and chicken.
11 What's your favorite junk food?
12 If you could invite any three people (dead or alive) to dinner, who would they be?
I would invite Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesus because they all believed in nonviolence. Plus, because Jesus is the Messiah, I would've considered myself blessed just to be around him and learn from his teachings.
13 If you were stuck on a deserted island, what's the only thing you'd take with you?
My bible.
14 What is the one thing you can't get through the day without?
Praying and thinking about ways to make people around me happy.
15 If a movie was made about you, which actress would you like to see cast to play you?
Jada Pinkett Smith.
16 If you weren't a basketball player, what would you be?
Motivational speaker and president of some organization at Rutgers.
17 What's something we don't know about you?
I love to listen to gospel music.
18 If you changed your name, what would you change it to?
Tasha Point.
19 When you think of St. Louis, what do you think of (other than the Final Four)?
The St. Louis Rams winning the Super Bowl.
20 What's the last CD you bought?
Mary Mary.

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