Q-and-A With Ebone Pope

Jan. 27, 2005

hawkeyesports.com visited recently with junior guard Ebone Pope from Ottumwa, IA. Here’s a piece of that conversation.

What is the best part about being on the Iowa Hawkeyes?
“I think it’s really cool that we fly to our destination the day before our games and then hang out as a team in hotels. Also, I think we have great team chemistry. It’s a joy to practice with this team on a daily basis.”

What is your biggest pet peeve?
“I don’t like it when people don’t wash their hands and touch your food.”

Which TV Show is your favorite and why?
“I really enjoy watching Family Guy or Dinosaurs. The babies in each show are hilarious!”

What is your Favorite meal?
“My favorite meal is beef stew.”

What is something people might not know about you?
“I’m scared of rollercoasters. You will never see me get on a rollercoaster.”

What movies do you prefer to watch?
“I enjoy watching comedies, but I’m a big movie buff so I’ll watch anything.”

Do you have a nickname?
“Lil E”

If you could go on a dream vacation, where would you go and why?
“I would love to go on a cruise in the Bahamas. That would be awesome!”

What technological advancement (i.e. cell phone, ipod, dvd player, TV, etc.) would you not be able to live without?
“I wouldn’t be able to live without a TV. Every night I go to sleep with the TV on.”

If you could be a contestant on any reality TV show, which one would it be and why?
“I would want to be on MTV’s Real World/Battle of the Sexes. I think I would do really well on the show. Also, they have a lot of prizes and money.”