20 Questions With James Powell

20 Questions With James Powell

Feb. 25, 2009

As a sophomore in 2007-08, James Powell was second on the team in scoring at 12.3 points per game. That season, Powell set a school record for three-point field goal percentage (46.7%), and made 79 three-point baskets, the second highest total in school history. This year he has moved into seventh-place on the Gauchos' all-time three-point field goal list.

We sat down with James Powell for 20 questions.

1. What three words describe you best?
- Nonchalant, passionate, loyal

2. Favorite arena you've ever played in?
- Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV

3. Who is your funniest teammate?
- James Nunnally

4. Single most important ingredient in a salad?
- Croutons

5. Rock, paper, or scissors?
- Rock

6. What do you like best about UCSB?
- Too many things to choose

7. What is your greatest basketball memory?
- Being #2 on Sportscenter's Top-10 with a last second three pointer to beat UNLV, 63-60 in 2007

8. If you didn't play basketball, what sport would you play?
- Football

9. Who is your personal role model?
- Mom

10. If you could have dinner with any three people, living or not, who would they be?
- Barack Obama, Ghandi, Bill Gates

11. What is your favorite class at UCSB?
- SOC 152A

12. If you could be someone else for a day, who would that be?
- Barack Obama

13. What is the most listened to song on your IPOD?
- The Pleaser by Lil Wayne

14. What is the one place on Earth you've never been, but would like to visit?
- Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory

15. Would you rather bust a three-pointer in someone's face or throw down a dunk on someone?
- Throw down a dunk on someone

16. What is your favorite main course?
- Mom's Gumbo

17. What is your biggest fear?
- Failure

18. What is the most important invention in your lifetime?
- Tivo

19. What home appliance do you use the most?
- Speakers

20. In 40 years, I will be...
- Hopefully, playing with my grandchildren