A Closer Look: Jahii Carson

Behind his athleticism, energy, and speed, there's a personality. Come inside to learn more about ASU Basketball's newest star.

Jahii Carson:

What do you want to major in? Fashion design or communication

Favorite hobby outside of sports? Reading and writing

Favorite place to eat? Native New Yorker

Favorite movie? The Transformer movies

What sports did you play growing up? I mostly played basketball (started at age five)

Athlete you admired growing up? Allen Iverson

Athlete you try to model your game after? Chris Paul

Former Sun Devil you look up to? Eddie House. I look up to Eddie House a lot. A lot of people forget about what he accomplished at Arizona State. He's a little guy and he has a big heart, so I look up to Eddie House a lot.

Favorite NBA team? I like the Heat, I've always liked D. Wade. A lot of people hopped on the bandwagon as soon as LeBron came to the team, but I've been a D. Wade fan since he was at my camp, so I'll say the Heat.

What would you do if you weren't playing basketball? I would just try to get a degree.

What are your pregame rituals? I like to listen to my iPod before a game, get focused a little with some hype music (Waka Flocka Flame). I like to pray and I also like to have a little game conversation with my mom. She likes to make little challenges for me to see if I can accomplish those challenges, like 20 point a game.

Favorite pre-game meal? PB&J sandwich with water

Favorite ASU uniform combination? Oooh, I'll say the gold. You can wear those at home or on the road, but they're a little flashy, so I like the little flash.

Who's your hero, and why? My dad, because he is one of the best people I know. He's a nice guy, he works hard, and he gets everything done in a timely manner. When I grow up I definitely want to be the man he is.

What is your biggest accomplishment yet? Getting a college scholarship

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by? Not really, but my favorite quote is "By any means necessary" by Malcolm X.

What's something most people don't know about you? Most people don't know that I won a couple spelling bees in my high school career.

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