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Bruin Profile - Dijon Thompson
By: UCLA Athletics

Feb. 22, 2002





Dijon Thompson



Sport: Men's Basketball

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Inglewood, CA

High School: Redondo Union HS

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What has been the highlight of your athletic career?
Getting to UCLA

What professional team would you play for and why?
The weakest team so I could be the star!

If you could be a professional athlete in any other sport except basketball, who would you be and why?
Michael Johnson because he beats everyone

Who is your favorite former UCLA player and why?
Reggie Miller because people say I used to play like him

If you could give advice to a young kid playing your sport, what would it be?
Practice, practice, practice!

If you could change anything about your sport, what would you change?
Dunks count as 3 points.

I chose my uniform number (#1) because:
It's a new beginning to my basketball career

If you could have superpowers, what would it be?
Knowing the future.

What is the TV show you can't miss?
Blind Date

Who do you admire most in life?
Mom - she's the stepping stone who taught me everything.

If you were granted three wishes, what would they be?
1. Have more wishes. 2. Money 3. Nice Family

If you could travel in time, where would you go?
The 70's

If you could meet any person living or dead, who would it be and why?
Martin Luther King Jr.- He was a smart man and educated.

Who is the most famous person you have met?
John Wooden

What is your pet peeve?
People bothering me when I'm sleeping

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Going to the snow.

What is your worst habit?
Biting my nails

What is the best Christmas or birthday present you ever received?
My first basketball hoop

If you had one last meal, what would it be?
Gumbo.

If you could invite someone famous over for dinner, who would it be and what would you be eating?
Aaliyah - soul food.

What is your favorite book?
Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry

What is your favorite color?
Blue

What is your worst fear?
Snakes

Why did you come to UCLA?
Close to home and tradition.

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Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
Sunday, Nov 29
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 45
Thursday, Dec 03
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 77
Sunday, Dec 06
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 76
Saturday, Dec 12
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
W, 71 - 66
Tuesday, Dec 15
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
W, 89 - 80
Saturday, Dec 19
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
L, 76 - 89
Tuesday, Dec 22
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 67 - 53
Friday, Jan 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 93 - 96 (2OT)
Sunday, Jan 03
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 78 - 85
Thursday, Jan 07
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 84
Saturday, Jan 09
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 74
Wednesday, Jan 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 75 - 89
Wednesday, Jan 20
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
W, 82 - 73
Saturday, Jan 23
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 72 - 86
Thursday, Jan 28
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 84 - 86
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 50
Thursday, Feb 04
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
Friday, Feb 12
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 75 - 81
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Mar 09 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, Mar 10 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
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vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
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vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, Mar 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Tuesday, Mar 15 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Four
Dayton, OH
Thursday, Mar 17 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Saturday, Mar 19 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Thursday, Mar 24 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Saturday, Mar 26 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Saturday, Apr 02 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Houston, TX
Monday, Apr 04 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Houston, TX
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