He is Tennessee's 6' 8", 240-pound senior forward, and in the past he has been known as much for his mouth as his moves. This season Slay has also been making some noise with his game. After missing the second half of last season with a torn left ACL, Slay at week's end was leading the SEC in scoring (21.0 points per game) and ranked third in free throw shooting (83.0%). Here are this Volunteer's thoughts about matters on and off the court.
On the art of trash talking: "I like to know a person's background. I'll read his bio in the media guide and find out what his likes and dislikes are. If a guy has a dog, I'll tell him I'm gonna beat up his dog. Whatever weakness he might have, I try to use it."
Favorite basketball player: "Kevin Garnett. He came into the NBA with a lot of pressure on him, and he never backed down."
Dream Date: "[Actress] Stacey Dash [Clueless]. She seems real energetic. She looks like she'd have fun."
If I could be an animal I'd be: "A lion, because a lion is always going to survive."
Person I wish I'd met: Malcolm X
If I couldn't play basketball, I'd be: "A lawyer. Because I've got the mouth for it."