Name: Brandon Weems
Current City: Lexington
College: Walsh University/ University of Kentucky
Major: Business Management (undergrad)/ Sports Leadership (graduate)
Currently Involved In: Grad Assistant for Kentucky Basketball
Future Plans: Something involved in Basketball
High School: Saint Vincent-Saint Mary High School
College/Mascot: Walsh University (Cavaliers)
Class: 2004-2008 (undergrad)
Current City: Lexington
Birth date: June 22, 1986
Height/Weight: 5’10’’ 170
How long have you played? What inspired you to play? I’ve played since I was 6 years old. My best friend started playing rec-league ball so I wanted to play too.
Where is your favorite place to play? Anywhere in Akron
What is your favorite number? Why? #10 because that’s the # my mom wore
Who is the best player you’ve played WITH and AGAINST? With LeBron James and against Chris Paul
Do you have a pre-game ritual? If so, what is it? Nothing besides listen to my ipod and zone out. I also wore a different pair of shoes almost every game
What made you choose your school? It was close to home and one of my high school teammates chose to go there.
If you didn’t play basketball, what sport would you have played? Football
What is the worst basketball experience you’ve had? What did you learn from it? Losing my last game. I didn’t know if I would play again after so I learned to live in the moment and don’t take things for granted.
What do you consider as your greatest accomplishment? Winning a National Championship in High School and College. Also winning our conf 4 years in a row, becoming the all-time wins leader, and finally capping my senior year off with Player of the Year honors.
What is your most memorable moment? Why? Having my mom come to my senior night in a wheelchair when she was sick. That really meant a lot to me!
How has basketball helped you become who you are today? It helped me gain leadership abilities, time management skills, team work skills, and the ability to handle pressure. I wouldn’t be who I am today without basketball
How has your family reacted to all of your sporting success? I’m really thankful to have a family that supported me through thick and thin. Whatever I did, they were always proud of me.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Listening to music, hanging out with friends, and playing Xbox 360. Basically chilling
Name 3 Fun Facts about yourself that people may not know. My favorite artist is Fabolous, I’m interested in all new technology, and people call me Dreamer.
Do you have a pet peeve? If so, what is it? Something that’s messy/ dirty and unorganized
Facebook or Twitter? Twitter (@BrandonWeems10)
What is your favorite movie? TV Show? It’s too hard to choose just one movie but I’ll go with Gladiator. TV Show: Sportscenter/ Martin
What is your favorite part about college? Freedom and sense of being grown for once. You’re responsible to do what you’re supposed to do.
What is the first thing you notice about people? The way they dress/ swag
Do you have a saying or motto that you live by? Take advantage of today because tomorrow isn’t promised
Who is the most influential person you’ve met? Why? Jay-Z. To come from where he came from to where he is now is amazing. He’s bigger than a rap star, he’s an icon. He’s 40 plus and still setting trends
What do you value the most? Time
Is there anything that you regret or would take back in your life? Nope I live with my decisions and I learn from them
Describe yourself in two words. Silent Assassin
Favorite music: Fabolous, Hip Hop, RnB
Favorite TV show: ESPN, Martin
Favorite clothing brand: Nike
Favorite store: Best Buy
Favorite "word" to use
Favorite vacation spot: Miami
Favorite Drink: Sprite, Gatorade, Rose’
Wasted or Tipsy? Tipsy
Favorite part about college
Favorite gadget: Blackberry, Ipad
First thing you notice in a girl: Swag
Ultimate “turn off” in a girl: Bad finger/ toe nails. Bad Hygiene
Perfect 1st date: Something out of the ordinary that she’s not used to
Kiss on 1st date… yes or no?: At least lol
Hook-up or Relationship? Even before we the hit the bedroom I was friends with you
Cuddler or Aggressor? In between
Shoes you wore today: LeBrons
Magazine or Book? Book
What kind of phone do you have? Blackberry
What kind of car do you drive? Pontiac G8
Texting or Talking? Texting
Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
On an average, how much time do you spend on your computer daily? About 5 hours
Bar or Club? Club
1 item you cannot live without: Phone
What is your major? Why did you choose it? Business management. With all the successful business people around me, I wanted to be able to contribute
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? On the sidelines coaching or in the NBA front office
Outside of basketball, what are your visions/goals in life? To help as many people I can and give back. I want to be successful so I can be in a position where I can help others, as I’ve been helped.
How do you feel about being the Dorm Rumor? It’s cool to think about some of these questions and learn more about yourself
What are your thoughts about Mylan Murphy? Hard worker that knows his goals
What advice do you have to anyone reading your story? It’s okay to have a dream. Be a sponge and learn from failure
What will you continue to Strive4? Being a positive black role model for kids to look up to.