After waiting one full year, Jahii Carson finally made his highly anticipated debut last Saturday for Arizona State. Carson now appears ready to shoulder the load as the Sun Devils' star player.
Now it is time to get to know Carson beyond the hardwood.
What is your favorite uniform combination?
"I like the gold even though we don't wear it anymore. I used to like watching the gold and thought it was a shocker for people to come out and see gold. But right now, I go with the black. I think it gets the opposing team real scared."
When was your first kiss?
"Oh I was young, I was about 8 years old when I had my first kiss. I was a little man."
If you could be any super hero who would you be and why?
"I would say Flash. He could get away with anything. Can't see him, can't catch him, can't defeat him. He has no weakness."
Why do you wear jersey number 1?
"I wear number one, but I wore number three when I was in high school. When Allen Iverson got traded he switched to number one, so I switched over as well."
Who is your favorite NBA point guard and why?
"My favorite NBA point guard is actually a tie between Isaiah Thomas—not the new one—and Allen Iverson."
What's your ideal vacation spot and why?
"I would probably say Egypt. You get the chance to get away and ancient pyramids. And then it's Africa. Who doesn't love Africa?"
Growing up, who was your role model?
"I would say my cousin Cory, older kid and went through some of the similar things that I've been through in my life. Not too much older but he has changed his life and I just look up to him as a man."
What kind of music do you listen to?
"I listen to hip-hop for sure, and a lot of oldies as well."
Who do you think is the prettiest girl in the world?
"Prettiest girl in the world, I would go with Gabrielle Union. She's a bady."
What is your favorite restaurant and what do you order?
"I would say Z-Tejas and I like the five cheese macaroni and cheese, I think that's what it is. That's my favorite dish from them."
If you had a million dollars to spend, what would you do with it excluding saving.
(Coach Sendek in the background shouts, "Give it to me.") Carson said, "I'd probably give to some children in Africa."
Talk about your usage of Twitter.
"Lately I've been off of Twitter, I like to check my timeline. But whenever I got some itching to say, I'll tweet it. Twitter is fun, you get the latest social media, get the gossip. I'm on Twitter everyday pretty much."
What is one embarrassing thing about yourself that people probably do not know?
"My toes are terrible! I have a black toe, that's embarrassing. I swim with socks on."
What professional sport teams do you root for?
"I go with the Houston Rockets, I go with Oklahoma City Thunder and I like the Oakland Raiders."
After sitting out last season, what was going through your head Saturday pre-tip off?
"Just getting more mature and come out strong. I had a chip on my shoulder and just don't let anything irresponsible happen again."
Lastly, what was the main reason you decided to attend ASU?
"My mom's alumnus. I'm a Phoenix kid, hometown kid. So I thought it would be good to have a hometown kid stay in Arizona."