Q-and-A With Shante Jones

Feb. 6, 2009

Who is your favorite Family Guy character? Also, do you have a favorite episode?
“I don’t really have a favorite character. Every character brings their own spice to the show. I do, however, have a favorite episode: The Courtship of Stewie’s Father… it’s the episode when Stewie decides to be more like his father (Peter) and the two of them turn on Lois (the mother) and play pranks on her the entire episode.”

What was the biggest transition you had to make from high school to college?
“Everything! From the school work, to the never-ending busy schedule, being on my own, work outs and back around, was a big transition.”

Is there any significance to your uniform number?
“Sort of. My freshman year of high school, I couldn’t have the number 21 and 13 was the next closest number I would consider. Like college, I can’t have 21 but 13 is the next number I’ll consider.”

What hobbies do you enjoy when you are away from the court?
“Shopping online, watching Family Guy, hanging with friends and the boyfriend, listening to music, reading up on computers and cleaning.”

If you were deserted on an island, what three items would you want in your possession?
“My cell phone, laptop and Volume 6 of Family Guy.”

What has been the toughest part of going through practice with a nagging injury?
“Knowing that it won’t go away anytime soon.”

Do you have any phobias, if so which one(s)?
“Yes. I am terrified of bees, wasps and yellow jackets! If you ever want to see me run at my fastest, bring one of the three around me.”

If you could speak another language, which would it be?
“Spanish, because I think it sounds really nice.”

What is the most bizarre food you have ever eaten?
“I haven’t eaten any bizarre foods. I’m a traditional eater. I eat the same thing every time I go somewhere.”

What is your biggest pet peeve?
“Everything has a place. If it doesn’t have a place it doesn’t belong.”