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GTK: D’Angelo West

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Matt Perry: How did you get into basketball?

D’Angelo West: I started playing at a young age; I grew up around it. My older brother played it and I really wanted to be like him.


MP: How old were you when you first started to play basketball?

DW: I started playing ball when I was 6-years-old.


MP: Who’s your biggest inspiration?

DW: My mom and my brother for sure.


MP: What made you choose Texas State?

DW: I felt like this is a good program, I like what Coach Kaspar is doing with the program and I like the campus. I just feel like this is a good environment for me to be in.


MP: Who is your favorite athlete?

DW: Brandon Jennings, because I feel like I can relate to him, and I grew up watching him.


MP: What is your dream job?

DW: To play professional basketball.


MP: What other activities do you enjoy doing besides playing basketball?

DW: I used to play football, and play 2K, but other than that I don’t really do anything.


MP: What is your biggest fear?

DW: Losing my mom and my brother.


MP: What is your favorite food?

DW: A cheeseburger with mayonnaise and mustard, that’s it.


MP: What’s the furthest that you have traveled from home?

DW: Washington state, where we had a basketball game.


MP: Who are you closest with on the team?

DW: I say (Cameron Naylor), because he kind of took me under his wing. He gave me knowledge and he doesn’t have to do the stuff that he does for me, but I appreciate him for that.


MP: Do you have any siblings?

DW: I have three brothers: one older, and two younger.



MP: Who’s your favorite pro sports team?

DW: I was a Seahawks fan until Marshawn Lynch retired, but I like the Miami Heat.


MP: What is your dream vacation spot?

DW: If not Hawaii, then definitely the Bahamas.


MP: Where are you from?

DW: Jackson, Mississippi.