Get to know: Ayriel Anderson, junior guard

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PL: Who is your favorite basketball player? Why?

AA: Allen Iverson. To me, he was a crafty guard who ran his team but also could put the team on his back. Everybody loved his crossover, and I liked how he could cross anybody over to get by them. And he can shoot.

PL: How long have you played basketball?

AA: Since I was really small—about 4 or 5 years old. I played in the Boys and Girls Club.

PL: What’s one of your hobbies off the court?

AA: I’m literally a basketball fanatic. All I watch is basketball, so whether it's on my phone, on the computer or the games that are on television—when I'm not playing basketball, I’m watching basketball.

PL: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

AA: Extrovert. I'm for sure outgoing.

PL: What's your favorite color and why?

AA: Blue because one of my big cousins was really into blue and I just liked it.

PL: What made you want to come to Texas State?

AA: The coaches and the team. When I first came here, it was just like my high school team except it was just more mature. Coach Z and Coach Sue basically, on my visit, just took me under their wing, and I really liked that.

PL: If you could have any superpower, which one would that be?

AA: I would probably say the ability to fly—to be able to fly at any time.

PL: What's one of your favorite movies?

AA: Antz. I used to watch it a lot when I was young. Me and my sister would sit up and watch it all the time. It's just a weird movie that's about ants. It's unique to me.

PL: Cats or dogs?

AA: Dogs, for sure. I just got a little cocker spaniel, all black, and this past weekend I got to go home and play with him. But I'm a big pit bull fan.


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