Q-and-A With Kachine Alexander

Jan. 9, 2008

What has been the biggest/hardest transition going from high school to college?
“I would say the demand from basketball and academics and overall time management.”

What does it mean to have your parents follow you and move to Iowa City?
“It’s great! I mean I can go home whenever I am having a bad day and I need a hug from my mom. I’m fortunate to have that luxury. I love my parents.”

What genre TV show do you enjoy most?
“I love watching crime dramas like CSI: Miami and Law & Order: SVU (Special Victims Unit). I could watch those all day long.”

Is there any significance to your uniform number?
“Well, when I was being recruited to Iowa my favorite number was already taken (#32 by Wendy Ausdemore), so I asked the coaches what number they suggested I wear. Most of them agreed that it should be #21 because Coach Bluder and Coach Fitz wore it in college.”

What was your favorite cereal to eat growing up as a child?
“Cinnamon Toast Crunch”

Do you have any impulse buys when you are at the store?
“Shoes!!!!! I can’t go into a shoe store and not buy something. That’s why I know Johanna and I could never go shopping together.”

If you could compete on any game show (past or present), which would it be?
“I’d say, Wheel of Fortune. I’m really good at it.”

If you could travel anywhere in the world for a vacation, which destination would you choose?
“I would like to go to China or Japan.”

Do you have any phobias, if so which one(s)?
“I hate flying and I am terrified of snakes.”

What is your most prized possession?
“Definitely my state championship ring from high school. That was my number No. 1 goal throughout high school.”

What is something few people know about you?
“I like to sing and I am Caribbean.”

What other schools did you consider during your recruiting process?
“I looked at Indiana, Minnesota, Illinois, Temple, UW-Milwaukee, Northwestern and of course IOWA!!!”

Do you have any pre-game rituals, and if so what are they?
“I listen to my iPod and I write down what I want to do for the team to help us to a victory.”