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Bruin Profile - Jamila Veasley
By: UCLA Athletics

Sept. 30, 2002

Jamila Veasley

Sport: Women's Basketball

Year: Junior

Hometown: Cerritos, CA

Last School: Valley Christian HS

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How old were you when you first started playing basketball?

Name your favorite former UCLA player and why:
My sis Aisha Veasley because I look up to her for a lot of things

Where is the toughest place you've ever played?
Oregon - "The Pit"

What has been the highlight of your athletic career?
Winning the CIF Championship

Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals?
I always take a nap before a game.

Who is the first person you call after a game?
I'll call my boyfriend or I'll call my sis if he's playing

I chose my uniform number (#35) because:
It was kind of like our family number, and I had it since high school.

Who inspired you to play basketball?
My older sisters

What professional team would you like to play for and why?
The Sparks because they're in LA, and it's close to home

If you could change anything about your sport, what would you change?
I think that there needs to be an addition to the 3-point shot. How about a 4-point shot just a little further out?

What was your most embarrassing moment in a game?
Missing a wide open lay-up

What was you favorite sport other than your own?
I didn't play anything else, but I like volleyball.

What's your favorite opponent city to visit?
The Arizonas

If you could give advice to a young kid playing basketball, what would it be?
If you want to play college ball do it. There is a school out there for everybody.

What class at UCLA have you liked best?
Social Welfare 105

What is your favorite place on campus?
Ackerman Union

Why did you come to UCLA?
It's a really good school, my sister went here, and it's really close to home.

What is your favorite book?
Big Girls Don't Cry

What is in your CD player right now?
Jagged Edge, a mix CD and Nelly

What is the most embarrassing CD in your collection?
The Lion King soundtrack

What is the most embarrassing movie you've ever paid to see?

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

What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid?
Anything on Nickelodeon

What celebrity do you admire most?
Either Vanessa Williams or Tyra Banks

Who do you admire most in life and why?
My oldest sister - she has accomplished so much only being 25 years old.

If you could have superpowers, what would it be?
I probably would want to fly or something like that.

If you could know the answer to one question, what would that question be?
If I ever get married, who will it be to?

If you were granted three wishes, what would they be?
1. To be able to hold any job that I wanted, 2. To be financially stable for the rest of my life, 3. To vacation anywhere, anytime I wanted

If you could travel in time, where would you go?
2035 just to see what things are going to be like and what my life is going to be like

What is your favorite thing to do outside of sports?

Who is the one person you would want to be stuck on a deserted island with?
My boyfriend Larry Brazzle - he plays ball for Pepperdine :)

If you had one last meal, what would it be?
Fried Pork chops, mac & cheese, greens, corn, stuffing and sweet potato pie

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Coconut pineapple

What is your favorite midnight snack?
Pickles or Top Ramen

Who is the most famous person you have met?
Michael Jackson - I had Thanksgiving dinner at his dad's house one year

What would you never be caught dead wearing?
Anything with polka-dots

Do you have any phobias?
I don't like being under heavy things, and I don't like water splashed on my face.

What is your pet peeve?
Fake people

What is your worst habit?
Saying "like" all the time

What is your favorite color?
I have three: pastel blue, pink, and purple

What is your favorite holiday?
Valentine's Day

What is your nickname?

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