Fillmore makes name for herself on court

Sophomore post player Nichelle Fillmore was expected to fill big shoes after last year’s all-GSC first team post Niala Harris graduated. Fillmore has done just that after averaging 10.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.

Q. Who are your favorite teams and/or players to watch? Why?

A: “My favorite team to watch is the Boston Celtics. My favorite players are Kevin Garnett and Tina Charles.”

Q. Who/what helped initiate your start in playing basketball?

A: “My dad got me started playing basketball because he played when he was younger and it was something we could do together.”

Q. If a director decided to make a movie about your life, who would they cast to play you? Why that person?

A: “That’s a hard question, but I would probably say Sanaa Lathan just because she played in my favorite movie ‘Love and Basketball.'”

Q.What is your pre-game routine? Do you have any superstitions you stick to each game day?

A: “My pre-game routine is usually just listening to music, going over the scouting report (for that game), and going over in my head what I expect to do in the game.”

Q. What’s your favorite move on the court?

A: “I love the right hook over my left shoulder.”

Q. How long have you been playing basketball? Do you play any other sports?

A: “I have only been playing organized basketball since the seventh grade, and I never wanted to play any other sport.”

Q. You’re from Birmingham and graduated from Fairfield High school, but give the readers some background information about you, brothers/sisters … that type of thing?

A: “Yeah, I’m from Birmingham, and I have four brothers and three sisters. And I’m the youngest of all the girls.”

Q. Burger King or McDonald’s? Why?

A: “McDonald’s. I don’t like how the burgers are cooked at Burger King. They taste funny. I’m picky!”

Q. What are the team goals for the rest of the season?

A: “We want to come together and focus on winning the rest of our games, and also do well in the tournament.”

Q. What about as an individual? What do you want to see yourself accomplish?

A: “I want to keep being a presence on the offensive and defensive end of the court, and to keep the team motivated, because we can’t do anything if we don’t do it together.”

Q. If we turned on your car radio right now, what would we hear playing? Likewise, what kind of music/artists do you listen to in order to help you get ready for a game?

A: “You would probably hear Future or Two Chainz playing in my car, but before the game, I listen to everything from Gucci Mane to Lil Wayne.”