Get to know: Aqeel Quinn

Monique Muñiz

Freshman Aqeel Quinn has played all 23 games for the Matadors and has averaged .412 field goal percentage with 33 assists. Photo Credit: Monique Muñiz/ Sports Editor

Full name: Aqeel Quinn
Date of Birth: Dec. 10, 1991
Place of Birth: Lawndale, CA
Height: 6’4″
Position: Guard
Major: undecided
Stats: 3.2 points/game, 1.3 rebounds/game, 76.7 free-throw percentage, .412 field goal percentage, 33 assists in 23 games

Favorites
Food: Turkey burgers and California pizza with
BBQ chicken
Music: Rap and R&B
Movie: “He Got Game” by Spike Lee
Song: “Blow Money Fast” by Rick Ross
Athlete: LeBron James
Magazine: Slam
 
Life
Greatest difficulty: Waking up early
Greatest goal accomplishment: “As a senior in high school, the team won the CIF championship.”
Most Embarrassing Moment: “My senior year at lunch time, someone ‘pantsed’ me.”
Hobbies: “I like to play video games like Xbox’s Call of Duty 2.”

Basketball
Best part of my game: “Making my teammates better.”
Part of my game that needs improvement: Defense
Best player I’ve played against so far:
Russell Westbrook from the Oklahoma City Thunder
Player I pattern my game after: “I look at point guards like Chauncey Billups, Deron Williams and I like Kobe Bryant’s foot work.”
Pre-game rituals: “I listen to J. Cole “’Friday Night Lights.’”
Superstitions: None

Goals
Team: Win the Big West Conference
Individual: “I am just trying to get my feet wet this year and help the team in anyway.”

Extras
My first sports: Basketball
Other sports I played while growing up: Soccer
When I started playing basketball: At 3 years old at the YMCA
What I do to stay in shape during the off-season:
“I stay local and go to the gym. I run in the mornings and in sand dunes and lift weights.”
Person I would like to meet: Barack Obama