Q&A with Matthew Fisher-Davis

Aug. 5, 2014

Freshman Matthew Fisher-Davis comes to Vanderbilt from Charlotte, where he worked himself into one of the nation's top perimeter shooters in the class of 2014.  As a senior at Butler High School, the 6'5 wing man shot 67.5% from the floor, 49.1% from three, and 96% from the free throw line.

Fisher-Davis sat down and answered a few questions from vucommodores.com about his life on and off the court.

Favorite NBA team:  Philadelphia 76ers
The one NBA player you wished was your teammate:  LeBron James
Age I picked up a basketball:  9
When I was a kid I tried to be like:  My Father.
A few words that describe the way I play basketball:  Smooth with length, shooter.
What I need to improve on to be a better player:  Talking, becoming more aggressive.
The thing that impresses me most about Coach Stallings:  Passion about the game and program.
Favorite part about playing at Memorial Gym: The history of the gym.
Favorite sport other than basketball:  Baseball.
Favorite musical performer:  Kendrick Lamar.
Nobody can believe I watch this TV show:  The Big Bang Theory.
Favorite Internet Site:  Twitter.
Favorite midnight snack: PB&J.
Worst habit: Love sweets.
The best tasting food I can make:  Eggs.
Favorite athlete to watch in another sport:  Derek Jeter.
Talent I’d most like to have:  Singing.
Favorite thing to do away from basketball:  2K.
Favorite aspect of Nashville:  Scenery.
Total number of songs on my IPOD or MP3 player:  934
Superstitions:  None.
What I would do if I won the lottery:  Rack up with shoes, give back to community.
Ultimate vacation destination:  Hawaii.
The person(s) I admire most:  My father.
The best advice I’ve received (and list who gave it to you):  "Do your work up front." - My Dad.
The most famous person(s) I’ve met:  Stephen Curry.
Biggest influence in my life:  Father.
Most important thing I’ve learned since coming to Vanderbilt:  Academics are just as important, if not more important, than athletics.
My advice to young people is:  Sacrifice things that aren't as important as achieving your goals.
I chose to attend Vanderbilt over these schools:  Texas, Georgia, Baylor, Kansas State, Virginia, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Alabama, Wake Forest.
Other interesting facts about yourself (famous people you know, interesting hobbies, life-changing experiences):  Date Sydel Curry.
Who do you follow on Twitter?  The Curry's, Jamal Crawford, Kendall Marshall, Blake Griffin.



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