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Bruin Profile - Sissy Pickett
By: UCLA Athletics

July 3, 2002

Sissy Pickett

Sport: Women's Basketball

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Coushatta, LA

Last School: Martin HS

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How old were you when you first started playing basketball?

I chose my uniform number (#54) because:
That was the number I had in high school

Where was the toughest place you've played?

Do you have any pre-game superstitions?
Take a nap, get taped, have a peanut butter MET-Rx bar, then makeup and hair

What has been the highlight of your athletic career?
Being able to come from such a small school and community and play for UCLA. Also scoring 13 points against Washington State

If you could give advice to a young basketball player, what would it be?
Don't do drugs!

If you could be an athlete in any other sport other than your own, what sport would it be and why?
Gymnastics - I think it would be cool being 6-7 and flexible

What professional team would you like to play for and why?
The Sparks - I love L.A.

What was your favorite sport other than tennis?

What is your favorite place on campus?
Pauley Pavilion

What class at UCLA have you liked best?
History 13B - the professor was awesome

Why did you come to UCLA?
Because I loved the weather, location and the team - they are the best.

Who do you admire most in life and why?
Kara Wolters, former UConn player, because her influence and examples help me be who I am today.

If you could have superpowers, what would they be?

What is the one thing you would not do no matter how much money you were offered?
Play for USC

What is something about yourself that few people know?
The way I got my nickname - my brothers called me Sissy, short for "sister", and it stuck

If you could travel in time, where would you go?
Back to high school, knowing what I know now about basketball

Who is the most famous person you have met?
Magic Johnson

If you could have one last meal, what would it be?
Fried catfish, cole slaw, a stack of fries, black-eyed peas and fried cornbread

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

What is your worst fear?
Being late to practice

What is your worst habit?
Playing with my belly-button ring

What would you never be caught dead wearing?
Anything USC

What is your pet peeve?

What phrase or word do you use way too much?

What is the strangest thing that has ever happened to you?
Some guy told me I looked like a tall glass of water - I didn't know if that was good or bad.

What is the best Christmas or birthday present you ever received?
A remote control car

What is the one movie you must have in your collection?
Cruel Intentions

What is the TV show you can't miss?

If you could be a character on any TV show, who would it be?

What is your favorite color?
Baby blue

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Sunday afternoons when my whole family (aunt, uncles and cousins) would gather at my grandparents' for supper

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