Jan. 3, 2014
ATHENS, Ohio - Junior guard Stevie Taylor is performing well as Ohio's starting point guard this season, ranking third in the MAC in assist/turnover ratio (2.2) and eighth in assists per game (3.8). The Gahanna, Ohio, native took some time to speak with OhioBobcats.com staff writer Megan Carnahan about his basketball career and his off-the-court hobbies.
1) How many pairs of shoes do you have, and which is your favorite?
"I have eight pairs in the locker room. My favorite is my 'Jordan 11 Gammas' that I will be wearing against Kent State."
2) What is your favorite place to eat in Athens?
"Wings Over Athens."
3) What is the last movie you went to see?
"'A Madea Christmas.' It was pretty good."
4) What is your favorite movie in general?
"'Love & Basketball.' But the last `Hunger Games' movie was good, too."
5) Currently, what is your favorite song?
"Rich Homie Quan - 'Type of Way.'"
6) You are stranded on a desert island. What three things would you bring?
"I would bring my phone, food and probably a PS4."
7) If you could be any superhero, who would you choose?
8) What is your favorite thing to do off the court?
"Just chill at home with Nick and Ric."
9) Do you have any nicknames?
"Stevie Wonder and Franklin, like the turtle, because they say I look like him."
10) Do you have any pregame rituals?
"I always lay on the ground. I just lay there and close my eyes. Coach always asks if I'm sleeping, but I'm just kind of meditating."
11) Do you listen to any particular songs before games?
"I listen to a lot of Young Jeezy and Jay-Z."
12) If Hollywood were to make a movie about your life, who would you like to play the lead role as you?
13) How did you become such good friends with Nick?
"I've known Nick since the third grade. So, we've been kicking it ever since then. And when we came to the same college, our friendship grew even more. So, we started off as young bucks playing on the same AAU team in the third grade."
14) Do you model your game after anyone?
"Yeah, I model my game after LeBron James, but I'm not that tall. But, I think I have some attributes of LeBron James."
15) What is the toughest road environment you've played in?
"Louisville, my freshman year."
16) What do you want to do after you graduate?
"I would like to continue to play basketball, but if not, I would like to further my academics and work on my criminology degree."
17) Who is the most shy on the team?
"I would say Drew [Crabtree]."
18) Who is the most talkative?
19) Who is the most creative?
"D. J. Wingfield."
20) Who is the best dancer?