Q & A: Jarmal Reid (men's basketball)
Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013 02:02
Q: What’s the biggest difference between the food back home [Decatur, Ga.] and the food here?
A: Back home it’s a lot of fried foods, a lot of junk food. Out here everything is more organic. I’m more of a Georgia food person, by far.
Q: What’s your favorite place to eat in Georgia that they don’t have here?
A: Zaxby’s. They only serve chicken, they don’t serve beef. You can get chicken fingers, chicken nuggets, barbeque chicken, chicken wings. I would get the chicken finger plate.
Q: Are the girls better here or in Georgia?
A: Oh down south, of course. They’re a whole lot thicker, and that’s what I prefer. I like them thick and healthy. Women here are different.
Q: Favorite professional teams?
A: I’m a Miami Heat fan, because my favorite player plays for them, who is LeBron. My other favorite pro team has to be the [Baltimore] Ravens.
Q: No Atlanta teams?
A: I was a Falcons fan until they got rid of Michael Vick. When they got rid of Michael Vick, the city just went down. They started the ‘Rise Up’ and all that. When they had Vick, they didn’t have to worry about rising up because it was already there.
Q: How does your game compare to your brother’s [playing professionally in Macedonia]?
A: We’re different, but we’re the same. We’re both power based, but he’s a whole lot bigger — about two or three inches, 20 pounds. He was more on-the-block type, back to the basket. He impacted the paint offensively a whole lot more.
Q: What would be the score if you played your brother 1-on-1?
A: If we were going to 12 by ones, the final score would be 12-9, I win.
Q: How about the score if you played Coach Robinson?
A: I would say 12-6, my way.
Q: Why is your Twitter handle @32_Chocolate_Rd?
A: I wanted to be creative. It was something I just came up with. I like looking at myself as chocolate drop, so I wanted to get the persona out there. I was like, ‘You know what, what if I was a street?’ Then it came across and I was like, ‘Hey, not too shabby.’
Q: What’s your favorite video game?
A: NBA 2K13. My favorite team to play with is the Miami Heat, and the Knicks.
Q: If you played a team-wide 2K tournament, how far would you make it?
A: I’d make it to the championship round. I’d probably end up playing against Challe [Barton] or Roberto [Nelson] because they’re pretty good at 2K themselves. It’d be a good little match.
Q: If you weren’t a basketball player, what would you be?
A: I’d probably play football. That was my first sport that I played and actually liked. I played defensive end when I did play in my younger days. I quit my freshman year of high school so I could focus solely on basketball. I just felt more comfortable with basketball.
Q: You’re stuck on an island with two teammates; who and why?
A: It would have to be Ahmad [Starks] and Joe [Burton]. Ahmad because he’s small so we don’t have to worry about him eating all the food. And Joe, he’ll protect us. If something went down, I can count on Joe to have my back. If we have to wrestle an animal or something, I can definitely count on Joe.
Q: You’re stuck on an island with two OSU female athletes, who and why?
A: Alyssa Martin and Bailee Niehus. They would always keep my attention on the island. I think they would definitely treat me right, and I would treat them right. We would protect one another, come together as one, as a unit, but have fun at the same time.
Grady Garrett, sports reporter