Basketball: 20 Questions with Nigel Carter

In the latest installment of our ongoing series, today we’re visiting with . . .


Year: Sophomore
Position: Guard
Height: 6-4
Hometown: Los Angeles

Your five-man Dream Team, including yourself in the lineup: Magic Johnson at point, I’ll play the 2, Kobe Bryant at the 3, Michael Jordan at the 4 and I’ll play LeBron James at center.

Age when you first dunked: I was 14. It was in warmups before an AAU game. I was trying to see if I could dunk. I think I did it on my third or fourth try. I’d been working on it for a while.

How tall you really are, if the doctor measured you barefoot: Probably 6-2

How many pairs of basketball shoes you own: 40

Coolest place you’ve been to play basketball: I’d have to say Orlando, Florida for the 14-and-under AAU nationals. It was at the Disney Wide World of Sports complex.

Place you’ve never been that you’d love to visit: South Africa

The most daring thing you’ve ever done: I’m not a very daring person.

If you could be an Olympic athlete, other than basketball, your sport/event: I’d try to run the 100 meters against Usain Bolt. He would kill me. But I want to go up against him.

The sport you refuse to watch: Hockey. I’m just bored with it.

The actor who plays you in the movie version of your life: Chris Rock. It’s going to be a comedy.

Actress who plays the lead opposite you: Lauren London

Best concert you ever saw: I haven’t been to a concert in my life.

Least favorite kind of music: Country or rock and roll.

Best advice you ever got: Just to say focused and keep God first.

Favorite meal your mother cooks: Macaroni and cheese and chicken.

Food you will not eat: Anything pork. I don’t like it.

Three people in history you’d like to have dinner with: Malcolm X, Michael Jordan and Lauren London.

The smartest guy on the Cal team: Brandon Smith or Nikola Knezevic

The funniest: Jerome Randle

The best athlete: Patrick Christopher

Jeff Faraudo

  • CruzinBears

    Thanks for the post…

    Odd observation, PC is everyone’s greatest athlete and no one seems to enjoy live music…

  • ondal


    I noticed that too. They also hate country music.

    I’m willing to take the team to see Hannah Montana in order to broaden their horizons.