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Bruin Profile - Jon Crispin
By: UCLA Athletics

Jan. 23, 2003





Jon Crispin



Sport: Men's Basketball

Year: Junior

Hometown: Pitman, NJ

Last School: Penn State

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How old were you when you first started playing basketball?
Seven years old.

What has been the highlight of your athletic career?
Scoring 27 points and beating Kentucky at Kentucky's Rupp Arena.

Where was the toughest place you ever played?
Kansas

Who was the best player you played against?
Morris Peterson at Michigan State, while I was a freshman at Penn State.

What professional team would you like to play for and why?
Dallas Mavericks, because Mark Cuban is great.

Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals?
I shower before I put my uniform on.

Who inspired you to play your sport?
Probably my grandfather and father.

What was your most embarrassing moment in a game?
When I missed a breakaway dunk and tripped over halfcourt trying to get back on defense.

What is your favorite sport other than your own?
Football.

Who would you like to face one-on-one?
Shaq or Yao Ming.

If you could give advice to a young kid playing your sport, what would it be?
Find something that you do better than anyone else and never stop working at it.

I chose my uniform number (#5) because:
I've always had the number five, and my brother has always been three. Three and five always seemed to go well together.

What is the one movie you must have in your movie collection?
Braveheart.

What was your favorite TV show as a kid?
Gilligan's Island.

What is the most embarrassing CD in your collection?
The Scooby Doo soundtrack. I got it from eating Spaghetti-O's.

Where is your favorite place on campus?
At the top of Janss Steps.

Who do you admire most and why?
Probably my grandfather. He had a tough a tough life growing up and has worked hard for everything he has done.

If you could have superpowers, what would it be?
I would be invisible and I would be able to fly.

If you were granted three wishes, what would they be?
I would wish for knowledge, success and lifelong happiness.

If you could know the answer to one question, what would that question be?
What Heaven is like.

Tell us something about yourself that few people know.
I'm a sucker for a good love story.

What is your nickname?
Crisp, J Crisp, Crispy or just Jon.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Breyers mint chocolate chip.

What is your favorite midnight snack?
Double stuffed Oreo's and milk.

Who is the most famous person you have met?
Shaq.

What was your favorite toy as a child?
The Mickey Mouse backboard and basket.

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Trips to the shore - Ocean City, New Jersey.

What phrase or word do you use way too much?
"What?" Probably because I don't listen well enough.

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