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Athlete of the week: Brooke Jackson

Editors Note: Sophomore Brooke Jackson scored 20 points and had four assists with five steals in Arizona’s 65-59 win over the Ole Miss Lady Rebels yesterday. The guard even had a tip assist that looked more like it belonged on the volleyball court than in a basketball game. The Arizona Daily Wildcat caught up with Jackson after the game to discuss her other athletic interests, her likeness to Steve Nash and her family’s Thanksgiving traditions.

Daily Wildcat: If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

Brooke Jackson: I would probably say a cheetah because of how fast and quick they are. Their fur is very soft.


DW: What’s your favorite place to eat on University Boulevard?

BJ: I don’t really know. I don’t really go on University but I like to go P.F. Chang’s with my family. It’s always a good place.

DW: Who has the best nickname on the team?

BJ: Bricks.

DW: And who is that?

BJ: Amanda (Pierson).

DW: And why is she called that?

BJ: Because we were walking (in) the Hall of Champions and she was carrying food and then all of (a) sudden, a brick just broke when she stepped on it (Laughs).

DW: Some of the other media and I were saying that you channeled your inner Steve Nash today with the no-look passes and assists.  What do you think about that nickname?

BJ: You know, I look up to Steve Nash. He’s a really good point guard and it’s a compliment. I was trying.

DW: What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food?

BJ: I would say the stuffing. My mom’s stuffing. I don’t know what she does but it’s really good though.

DW: Does your family have any Thanksgiving traditions?

BJ: Usually we just go to the movies. We used to. If not we’ll just play games. They usually wake up and go running. They do the Turkey Trot (laughs). I don’t because it’s my day off (laughs).

DW:  Do you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

BJ: Yeah, my family does.

DW: Do you have a favorite balloon?

BJ: I like the Santa Claus.

DW: If you could play any other sport other than basketball what would you play?

BJ: Volleyball.

DW: With your set pass today, do you think you could take over for (Arizona volleyball setter) Paige Weber?

BJ: Oh, I’m definitely not a setter (laughs). I would just play defense (laughs).

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