FAVORITE MOVIE: He Got Game
FAVORITE ACTOR: Denzel Washington, Halle Berry
FAVORITE TV SHOW: The Wire
FAVORITE ISRAELI FOOD: "Absolutely nothing."
FAVORITE FOOD IN GENERAL: Jack-in-the-Box - "everything on the menu."
FAVORITE CONSOLE GAME: X-BOX 360: Call of Duty and NBA games.
MUSIC ON HIS IPOD: "I love music, music is my passionâ€¦ so I have so much different kind of music on it, from country to jazz to rock - everything."
BOOK RECENTLY READ: "Monster, about an African-American kid in trouble with the law."
PERSON WHO MOST SHAPED HIS CAREER: Sean Manning, his first coach, a local man from San Diego.
OBAMA'S BASKETBALL SKILLS: "Looks good, but I haven't seen enough of them yet."
A BLACK PRESIDENT: "It's not being black or white, but me being an African-American and knowing where I came from... it's great to see someone of my culture, of my race being successful. But I don't see race - I see good people or bad people; everybody's human."