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Getting to Know Janita Badon

Janita Badon is ranked fourth at Utah in the career charts in assists (435) and sixth in steals (191).

Janita Badon is ranked fourth at Utah in the career charts in assists (435) and sixth in steals (191).

Nov. 1, 2011

UtahUtes.com concludes its 'Getting to Know' series with women's basketball with senior Janita Badon.

What is your favorite basketball memory?
Winning four games in five days at the Mountain West Conference Tournament.

What is your favorite sport besides basketball?
Tough, I'd say cheerleading. :-)

What do you like to do when you are not playing basketball?
I'm like dance fever! It would have to be Michael Jackson on my Wii, if I'm not shopping.

Do you have a nickname? How did you get your nickname?
Suga baby, given by my papa, because I'm the sweetest and youngest grandchild of 21. (shh...don't tell I said sweetest!)

Why did you choose Utah? What is the best thing about Utah?
Long story short, Anthony Levrets and Velaida Harris were my AAU coaches, they got the job here, so it felt like home.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life and why?
My family because I've been asking for advice for 21 years now and they have yet to let me down.

My favorite thing about Salt Lake City is:
Everything but the snow. :-)

The teammate I most admire is who, and why?
Tough cookie - I would say everybody because they all hold a significant place in my heart. We're more than just a team, more like a sorority. Basketball Pi Theta. :-)

What do you like best about Coach Levrets?
I like the fact that he cares about me beyond my four years playing for him.

What are your goals for this year?
To lead my team and to become a better teammate, and I think the rest will fall into place.

What are your pregame superstitions?
Conversation with my mom:
Mom: Good luck
Me: No need
Mom: God first
Me: Always
Mom: Love you
Me: Love you more

 

 

Then putting my shoes on before game shorts and jersey, and repeating the same song over and over again.

What is your major and what do you want to do after you graduate?
I am a communications major and I want to become the funniest tv/radio sports broadcaster and follow the footsteps of Chris Tunis (R.I.P.).

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