Getting to Know the New Lady Bears

Nov. 6, 2006

WACO, Texas - As we enter the 2006-07 season, here's your chance to learn more about the new Lady Bear basketball players.

Danielle Wilson - 6-3, freshman, post, Bay Shore, N.Y.

If you had one million dollars, where would it go?
Part of it would go to a charity and then the rest would probably go towards my family.

If you could change on thing about yourself, what would it be and why?
I think if I could change, I'd be more outspoken, I'm pretty quiet.

If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?
Probably a tiger because it's fierce.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Fake people. People just not being real with themselves, and lying and stuff like that.

What has been your most difficult adjustment at Baylor, in Texas?
Being away from family, being away from my parents and my brother. And, I think it's kind of slower down here. Well, it's a lot slower.

If you had a supernatural power, what would it be and why?
Laser vision I think because I don't have good vision and I wear contacts and glasses.

What is your best characteristic or physical feature and why?
I think my smile. I always have a smile on my face and if I'm not smiling, everyone thinks something is wrong with me.

What is the biggest difference in high school basketball and college basketball?
I think the physicality of the game. It's more physical, and the speed of the game.

Who did you imitate as a child and why?
I was kind of different when I was little, I always like to read. I wasn't into people, I wasn't a people person.

What will you be doing at 6 p.m.?
Probably homework.

Who would you cast to play you in a movie?
Tyra Banks because she's such a strong person.

Life would perfect if...
There was world peace.

If basketball wasn't an option, I'd be...
Playing volleyball.

I feel most comfortable when wearing...
Jeans and a t-shirt.

If you could go on any reality television show, what would it be and why?
College Hill. Why, it just looks fun.

What is your dream car and why?
Probably an Escalade, because it's big, and I'm too big for a little car.

What is one talent you don't have that you wish you had?
I wish I could dribble like Allen Iverson.

What do you miss most about home?
My mom's cooking.

Have you picked up any Texas phrases yet, a Texas twang?
"I'm fixin' to go."

What Texas phrases were hard to figure out what they meant?
Plaiting...another word for braiding.

What is the biggest adjustment to college life?
Probably the freedom. I don't have my mom to tell me to go do my homework, or to take me anywhere. Just knowing I can do whatever I want.

How are you handling your independence? Have you surprised yourself?
I think I'm handling it pretty well, but I'm not the type of person to just go out all night. Just my mom, how she raised me, I think that's why it's good.

If you could trade places with anyone in the world for one day, who would it be and why?
Donald Trump because he has all that money.

What is your motivation?
Just my family, they motivate me a lot. I talk to them a lot. I talk to my dad once a day, and my mom, sometimes twice a day. I talk to my brother throughout the day.

What is your ultimate goal and why?
To get out of college and play overseas or go to the WNBA. If not that, then something in the sports field.

What do you like most about Baylor? (non-basketball)
The people. I hang out with the boy's basketball team a lot and the different sports. And I think it's just the diversity of the teams and how we all get along. The people in general are very friendly.

What's your favorite book and why?
I read it over the summer: Tyler Perry's "Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings".

What is your strength? Weakness?
My strength is tolerating people. I have a high tolerance for criticism. Weakness: food.

What is the best gift you've ever given?
It was probably when I set for my mom's birthday party. My mom turned "an age" and we threw her a surprise party. My mom is not the type of person that gets surprised, she knows everything. It was great.

What is your favorite Baylor sport, other than basketball?
Volleyball. We hang out with the girls a lot. They're crazy, but we love the girls.

Compiled by Tramese Andrews - Athletic Media Relations Student Assistant



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