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Spartan Spotlight: Reid Anderson

Greg Meyer

Issue date: 12/4/09 Section: Spartan Spotlight
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Reid Anderson is a junior guard on the men's basketball team. Anderson, who is from Avon Lake and transferred to CWRU before last season, is a management major who is concentrating on marketing.

Greg Meyer: Who inspired you to play?
Reid Anderson: Michael Jordan
GM: Forget about all of his accolades. You know you are the greatest when you inspire little kids through your game. What are some of your hobbies?
RA: I play guitar and write music; I'm a movie connoisseur, a food lover, and have a kickass T-shirt collection.
GM: Is it a functioning collection or for display only? Who is your favorite athlete?
RA: Anna Kournikova, without a doubt.
GM: She is just supremely gifted. What is your best basketball memory?
RA: First [Division I] college scholarship offer.
GM: I had some of those, but I figured spending $40,000 a year was a better decision. What is your worst basketball memory?
RA: Watching my team play Virginia in the NCAA tournament while not being able to play because of mono.
GM: That would be godawful. What is your favorite quote?
RA: "I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really ridiculously good looking… And I plan on finding out what that is." - Derek Zoolander
GM: Solid flick. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
RA: Hopefully finishing up a basketball career in Europe and looking for the next thing to do with my life.
GM: Looking for the big payout like Josh Childress? What makes basketball stand out from other sports?
RA: Basketball is like poetry in motion. Just going down the court, you got a defender in the way… you take him to the left… you take him back to the right… and he's falling back, and you just J right in his face. And then you look at him. And then you say what. ("He Got Game")
GM: If you could invite any three people to dinner, living or dead, who would it be and why?
RA: Jessica Alba (I need an in), Jimi Hendrix, and Dave Chappelle.
GM: That might be the best trio I've gotten as an answer to this question. If they made a movie about your life, who would you want to play you?
RA: Will Smith. Seven words: Tall, dark, and really, really, ridiculously good looking.
GM: We get it Reid, you think you are handsome. If you could be a girl for a day, what would you do?
RA: Free drinks, all night.
GM: What a cock-tease. If you could participate in any other sport, which would you pick and why?
RA: Football. I didn't like the practices but nothing beats the thrill of a football game.
GM: No argument there. What would we find in your locker right now that might surprise us?
RA: A fully mapped out family tree containing all of my favorite relatives.
GM: What about the relatives you don't like? Finish this sentence: basketball is like a girl…
RA: Basketball is like a girl because when it's good it's great and when it's bad, it's still pretty good.
GM: Just not quite poetry in motion. What's the high point in the basketball season?
RA: Definitely traveling across the country in conference play. Hanging out and playing in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, St. Louis and Boston is a lot of fun.
GM: Ya'll definitely have the best travel arrangements of any team. Any insight on how the season is going so far?
RA: We're still figuring out some of the beginning of the season problems but we're playing well together and having a lot of fun. If we keep working hard, good things are sure to happen.
GM: Reid Anderson, everyone.
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