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If You Really Knew Her... Senior Tarik Hislop
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:10/01/2012
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Tarik Hislop is a senior guard from Silver Spring, Md., majoring in sports management.  

Q:
Which animated character does coach Brooks remind you of?
TK:
Santa Claus... because he knows and sees everything.

Q:
Who is the worst singer on the team?
TK:
Coach Brown.

Q:
What makes JMU unique from other schools?
TK:
JMU has a very welcoming atmosphere, community, and support.

Q:
How would your teammates describe the way you dress?
TK:
Diva!

Q:
Who's the funniest person on the team?
TK:
Kirby Burkholder

Q:
What's the biggest life lesson you've learned from coach Brooks?
TK:
"It's not how fast you do it, it's how you do it."

Q:
What would you say to someone who's considering coming to JMU?
TK:
Commit ASAP, you'll love it here!

Q:
What are you going to miss most about JMU?
TK:
I'm going to miss my coaches and teammates more than anything else, but I'll also miss playing in the hostile environment that our JMU fans bring every night.

Q:
What song is on "repeat" on your iPod right now?
TK:
"Doing It Wrong" by Drake.

Q:
How would you describe JMU's coaching staff?
TK:
Our coaches are very supportive, loving, fun, and young at heart. They all can actually get out on the court and do some things, which I like.

Q:
What was the best movie you saw last and why?
TK:
"Diary of a Mad Black Woman," because it's one of my favorite movies

Q:
What is your team goal for this season?
TK:
To win another CAA championship (Hence: Get it Back!)

Q:
What do you love most about basketball?
TK:
I love winning, the roar of the crowd, and competing at a high level.

Q:
What's your favorite reality TV show?
TK:
"Love and Hip Hop" because of Stevie J. He's my favorite.  ("Get on the bus.")

Q:
If you could be any animal, what would it be?
TK:
I would be a lion so I could be the king of the jungle.

Q:
What makes JMU's pep band the best in the CAA?
TK:
They bring energy every game; there is never a dull moment no matter what team we play.

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