Introducing … Stanley Johnson
School: Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
Year: Class of 2014
My dream job, outside of being a professional athlete, would be … A sports analyst on TV.
If you’d see my iPod, you’d find … J. Cole, 2 Chainz, Fred Hammond, a lot of different stuff.
I currently drive a … Jeep Cherokee.
Someday, I’d like to be driving a … Challenger.
The best part of my hometown is … Always sunny and there’s always something to do.
My dream city to be living in 10 years from now is … Newport Beach.
The ultimate compliment is when I get compared with … LeBron James.
If I could be teammates with one pro athlete in any sport, it’d be … Tom Brady.
If I could meet anybody, it would be … Denzel Washington.
The websites I couldn’t live without are … ESPN.com.
The greatest meal ever is … Fried chicken, collard greens, cornbread.
Best movie of all-time is … Takers.
My can’t-miss TV show is … The Game.
My favorite pro team is … Golden State Warriors.
Worst thing about pro sports is … People don’t understand how hard they work. They get too much scrutiny.
Best uniforms in sports belong to … Definitely Oregon.
One thing my coach always says that I’ll never forget … He always talks about rebounds. He draws plays up to recover rebounds. It’s a little different.
I will consider myself a success when I … Get into the Hall of Fame for basketball.
If I won the lottery, the first thing I’d buy is … A house in Newport Beach.
If I could tell one person thanks, it would be … My mother. For … Teaching my everything that I know. She knew when to let go and when to step in. She’s the best mom ever.
– Jason Jordan
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JASON JORDAN’S WHAT I’M THINKING TODAY …
I had a conversation with a high school football player recently about the greatest sports movie of all time and he was thoroughly convinced that it was The Program.
I can’t be mad at the pick, but I’ve got to go with Above the Rim.
My reasoning is simple; it was a great movie and the actors could actually play ball.
That’s the biggest thing that messes up sports movies for me; actors who can’t shoot a rock in a lake.
You can’t fake a jump shot or juke-moves on the football field.
Omar Epps was the worst on Love & Basketball. He was the No. 1 ranked high school player in the country on that movie and dude had to stare at the ball while he dribbled it to make sure it didn’t go off his foot out of bounds.
Duane Martin was a beast on Above the Rim. Jamie Foxx was pretty convincing in Any Given Sunday too.
Now I don’t like it the other way either; don’t give me the beast athlete who should be ashamed of himself for even thinking about trying to act (Looking at you Ray Allen!).
I don’t ask for much; I just want the actor starring in the movie about football to be able to catch and throw or the star of the basketball movie to be able to make a layup.
Apparently that’s too much to ask.
WHAT I CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF RIGHT NOW …
“Pedicures and manicures! Yeah I get em’ all the time.” – St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.) guard Isaiah Briscoe
– Jason Jordan