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Q&A with Ram basketball's Andre McFarland

January 12, 2009

Sophomore Andre McFarland returns to Moby Arena after a stellar freshman season. McFarland started in 31 of 32 games last season which was good enough for the No. 2 spot on CSU's all-time list of games started by a freshman. He averaged 8.3 points per game and his 18 points helped the CSU defeat Wyoming in the opening round of the MWC tournament.

Andre McFarlandThe Rams Basketball Report recently caught up with Andre to ask him a few questions:

Q: How has this year’s team improved from last season?
A: There is a lot more athleticism on the floor. We have a lot more athletic guys that can drive to the paint much easier than last year. That’s going to allow me to get a lot more shots from the outside.

Q: Do you have any personal goals for the season?
A: Just to try and make our team better so we can make it into the postseason.

Q: What is your pre-game ritual?
A: I try get to Moby about an hour before anyone else, and come out to the court and put up a lot of shots.

Q: What do you like to do when you aren’t playing basketball?
A: I love to bowl. My best score is 180.

Q: Who is your favorite athlete?
A: Kevin Garnett, he is a great all-around player.

Q: Do you have any words of wisdom for the newcomers on the team?
A: Don’t get down on yourself. Coach Miles will do a lot of yelling but you can’t get down on yourself.

Q: What do you like to eat on game days?
A: I have to wake up early to eat breakfast and have to eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Q: Who is the best dressed player on the team?
A: Marcus Walker. Marcus always looks good when he goes out.

Q: Who do you look forward to playing the most this season?
A: UNLV of course. I like to go home and it gives me a chance to play in front of my family.

Q: How do you juggle school and basketball?
A: You have to know how to manage your time, but if you can do that you’ll be fine.

Contact: Garrett Finke
Phone: (970) 491-5067