Quincy Pondexter, the only senior on the Washington men's basketball team, discussed coach Lorenzo Romar, Huskies football, dunking on Barack...
Quincy Pondexter, the only senior on the Washington men’s basketball team, discussed coach Lorenzo Romar, Huskies football, dunking on Barack Obama and why he doesn’t party in an exclusive live chat Wednesday. Here are the highlights. Read the entire chat transcript here.
Q: Have you mastered the Q-Walk yet? I love the song!
Pondexter: When I was out with the sports-hernia surgery the guys were joking and saying I couldn’t dance. I went out and introduced the Q-Walk shortly after that. Check out the video, with cameos from Lady Gaga and Kanye West coming soon!
Q: If you had to pick a preseason Pac-10 Player of the Year, who would it be and why?
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Pondexter: This guy that is from Fresno, Calif. You might know him. I’ll give you a few hints: He wears No. 20. He’s black. And he has been at college for four years. Who’s your pick?
Q: Who is going to step up and fill in for the void left by Jon Brockman?
Pondexter: You can’t fill the void left by Brockman. He is a one-of-a-kind player. And we will truly miss him. It is going to be a gang effort.
Q: Do you go out clubbing in Seattle?
Pondexter: No, I’d rather chill at home and go out locally at low-key spots. I don’t drink and never have in my life.
Q: How can you tell when Coach Romar is really mad?
Pondexter: His lips pucker and they look like beaks. The spit is flying profusely. And he balls up his fists and gets in a defensive stance like he is about to pounce on you.
Q: If you played for Coach Sark, what position would see yourself playing?
Pondexter: I’ll take Jake Locker’s spot. Instead of everyone wearing No. 10 jerseys they’d wear No. 20 jerseys to the game. I was messing with him today and told him that our basketball team can beat his in a 7-on-7 football game. We could go pads or flag!
Q: How’s your sneaker collection?
Pondexter: My sneaker collection has dwindled because I moved into a place that is a lot smaller. I gave 50 pairs of shoes to Goodwill. So if you see a tall dude with my shoes on wearing size 15s …
Q: Yankees or Phillies?
Pondexter: Yankees. I’ve got my Yankee fitted cap covering my eyes like Jay-Z.
Q: How’s your three-ball coming along?
Pondexter: It’s coming great. I’m definitely going to take a lot more than in years past. It is a lot better now.
Q: If you could dunk on anyone, who would it be?
Pondexter: Barack Obama. That would be cool. I would throw the ball in whatever gym I would be in.
Q: Do players pick up on the antics of the Dawgpack?
Pondexter: We love what they bring to the table because they are doing things we can’t necessarily do. We can’t taunt but it is great that the student section does some good research.
Q: Twitter or Facebook?
Pondexter: Facebook. Add me as a friend.
Q: What’s your advice to the UW football team on how to right the ship?
Pondexter: Keep championship aspirations on their minds, even through rough times. To be successful, it takes time and I think they have all the ability to start winning a lot of games very shortly. I love going to the football games, and the atmosphere is growing greater day by day.
Q: I heard your parents are pretty strict. Are they watching this chat?
Pondexter: My parents aren’t that strict. I never had a curfew at all. Even though my dad looks like Shrek and my mom’s a prison guard. Seriously. I never got in trouble because they treated me like their best friend.
Q: Do you think the NBA should bring a team back to Seattle?
Pondexter: Of course I do. Seattle is a tremendous city and deserves to have NBA basketball. It is a shame it doesn’t.