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Getting to know Oregon State sophomore Jared Cunningham
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Class: Sophomore

Hometown: Oakland

Height: 6-4

Weight: 182

Position: Guard

Major: Undecided

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What are your goals in life once basketball is over for you?

"My goal is to play basketball as long as I can but to get a degree in school and just be able to help the community out and be a good person."

What are your hobbies that keep you busy between practices?

"I usually hang out with my friends or I ride my bike a lot around campus."

What is your favorite type of music you listen to to get you in the mood to play?

"Katy Perry and some Lil Wayne."

Do you have a favorite class or area of study?

"Ethnic studies. I like to learn a lot about different ethnicities."

If you could have a dinner conversation with an historical figure, dead or alive, who would it be?

"Martin Luther King. We just celebrated his birthday in the past month and he was a great person. He helped change the world and bring peace to the world. I think he would be a great person to talk to."

What would be served at that dinner?

"Fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and some yams."

If you were stranded on a deserted island with one person, who would it be?

"Probably my sister. She's with me all the time when we're back at home and she's a real funny person so I know I'd survive with being with her."

Who is the biggest influence in your life?

"My parents. They put the basketball in my hands when I was at a young age and they taught me how to do a lot of things that I do now. They're a great influence on me and I'm just proud to have my parents by my side."

What is something people don't know about you that would surprise them?

"That I'm pretty quiet if I'm in an unusual situation that I haven't been in. I don't really say a lot until I get to meet a person."

What's your childhood fear?

"The dark. Going outside in the dark."

What's your guilty pleasure?

"I don't have any."

Who is your celebrity dream date?

"Gabrielle Union."

Do you have a special talent?

"No, but I can do a lot of different dunks."

What one thing would you change about yourself if you could?

"I think I wouldn't change anything about myself. I'm still growing and learning. I like myself. That's about it."

What one thing would you change about the world if you could?

"World hunger. Make sure everybody can live in peace and eat forever."

What is your greatest memory at Oregon State?

"When I first walked into this gym and I just looked around and just all the past great players and the banners hanging up. It was a great experience for me."



Sports Reporter

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