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25 things you didn't know: Tahj Shamsid-Deen

June 9, 2014

Tahj Shamsid-Deen, who will be a sophomore on the 2014-15 basketball team, sat down with to play 25 questions.

1. Besides basketball, I also played football. I played wide receiver, quarterback and safety.

2. I like to model my game after Chris Paul and Kemba Walker.

3. My favorite color is red. I'm not sure why, but it always has been.

4. My favorite Halloween costume was when I dressed up as the killer from "Scream".

5. My greatest basketball achievement was winning the state championship three times.

6. My favorite championship was the first one, because it was my first one and you never know when you'll win another one. Winning it with my teammates is something I will never forget.

7. My favorite place that I have played in was in Nashville.

8. I wish I could play in the United Center.

9. My favorite sports team is the Chicago Bulls.

10. My sneakers are my most prized possession.

11. The best part of Coach Pearl is how sociable and energetic he is.

12. I chose Auburn because of the family atmosphere and it's proximity to home.

13. My favorite part about Auburn is the student section. They are really supportive and can get really loud.

14. The best player I played against in high school was Joseph Young. He currently plays for Oregon.

15. In my free time I like to watch to TV or listen to music.

16. I always take a nap before a game.

17. My favorite artist is Gucci Mane.

18. I got my first tattoo during my junior year. It doesn't really hold any significance, I just liked the design.

19. A couple people have told me I look like Malcolm X because of my reddish hair.

20. I grew up in Decatur, Ga., which is right outside Atlanta. I loved it because there is always something to do.

21. My favorite food to eat is wings.

22. My two best friends on the team are Malcolm Canada and Jordon Granger.

23. I started playing basketball when I was three.

24. I don't have a favorite movie.

25. I am majoring in finance.



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