On the last time
he wore a tuxedo
senior prom [at East Side High in Newark]. I came in second place for
homecoming king to some kid who I think was on the soccer team. But I knew I
wasn't going to win. He wasn't more popular than me, but he had more lady fans
at the time.
On whom besides
the Wildcats he likes in the Big Dance
They're young, but they have talent. Five freshmen at Michigan [in 1992] went
to the finals. I think they [UNC] can do it. It's going to be a crazy
On what makes
Villanova's four-guard offense work
It's like we use
it to mess with people. We play against two forwards most of the game with the
four-guard offense, so there's always going to be two good mismatches
[offensively]. It's usually with me and Mike Nardi. We're smaller and quicker
than the guys guarding us.
On team jokester,
guard Allan Ray
Allan will get
pictures of animals and cartoon characters and e-mail them to the team and say,
" Randy Foye, this is you!" or " Jason Fraser, this is you!" The
other day he sent out a picture of two chipmunks and said it was me and
On growing up in
Newark is tough.
I grew up in the hood. Gangs, drugs, a lot of negative things happening. My
father died when I was three, and my mom disappeared when I was 5 1/2. So I
lived back and forth between my grandmothers. I will never forget where I'm
from. That made me me--made me so tough, so relentless.