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?
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.