Getting to know Riley LaChance

Aug. 22, 2014

Freshman point guard Riley LaChance begins his first season with the Commodores after a very successful high school career in Brookfield, Wisc.  The 6'2 guard led his Brookfield Central High School team to a 24-1 record as a senior when he averaged 23.0 points and 2.6 assists per game, and he left the school as the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,643 points.

LaChance recently sat down and answered a few questions from about his life on and off the court.

Favorite NBA team:  Milwaukee Bucks.
The one NBA player you wished was your teammate:  Lebron James.
Age I picked up a basketball:  3.
I picked my jersey number because:  My Dad wore it in college.
When I was a kid I tried to be like:  Steve Nash.
A few words that describe the way I play basketball:  Fundamental, smart.
What I need to improve on to be a better player:  Defense.
The thing that impresses me most about Coach Stallings:  The way he thinks the game and how he communicates it to his players.
Favorite part about playing at Memorial Gym: The history and uniqueness of the gym.
Favorite sport other than basketball:  Football.
Favorite musical performer:  Jay Z.
Favorite movie:  Tommy Boy.
Nobody can believe I watch this TV show:  
Favorite Internet Site:  Twitter.
Favorite midnight snack: Peanut Butter and Ritz Crackers.
Favorite thing about myself:  Where I came from.
Worst habit: Procrastination.
Dream Date: Blake Lively.
My basketball “dream team” would be:  Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Tim Duncan, and Hakeem Olajuwon.
The best tasting food I can make:  Egg sandwich.
My bucket list includes:  Traveling to every state.
Favorite athlete to watch in another sport:  Aaron Rodgers.
Talent I’d most like to have:  Dance.
Favorite thing to do away from basketball:  Listen to music.
I’m as good as anyone at:  Pool.
One thing my hometown is famous for:  Summerfest.
My best non-athletic talent:  Memorizing song lyrics.
Favorite aspect of Nashville:  The city life.
Total number of songs on my IPOD or MP3 player:  2,000.
Superstitions:  Put on left sock first.
The person I’d love to trade places with for a day:  Lebron James.
What I would do if I won the lottery:  Take a year long cruise around the world.
Ultimate vacation destination:  Bora Bora.
The person(s) I admire most:  My grandpa.
The best advice I’ve received (and list who gave it to you):  "Set goals for yourself.  If you don't, you will not get anywhere." - My grandpa.
The most famous person(s) I’ve met:  Ray Allen, Dwayne Wade.
Biggest influence in my life:  My parents.
Most important thing I’ve learned since coming to Vanderbilt:  Time Management.
My advice to young people is:  Make the most of the relationships and memories you have with your family.  You never know how long you have with them.
I chose to attend Vanderbilt over these schools (list other schools that offered you a scholarship):  Minnesota, Iowa, Creighton, Baylor, Butler, Xavier, San Diego, Missouri, Ole Miss.
Other interesting facts about yourself (famous people you know, interesting hobbies, life-changing experiences):  Played for Ray Allen's AAU team.
Who do you follow on Twitter?  Lebron James, @VandyCoachRich




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