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The Sports Q&A with OU women's basketball player Nyeshia Stevenson

By Jenni Carlson Published: February 28, 2009
/articleid/3349296/1/pictures/545606">Photo - Nyeshia  Stevenson looks for an opening past Melissa Jones in the first half as the University of Oklahoma (OU) Sooner women play the Baylor Bears at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma, on Saturday February 21, 2009. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Nyeshia Stevenson looks for an opening past Melissa Jones in the first half as the University of Oklahoma (OU) Sooner women play the Baylor Bears at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma, on Saturday February 21, 2009. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
They include "Love & Basketball,” "Friday” and "Legally Blonde.” "Legally Blonde”?

NS: "Legally Blonde” ... I know, I know, it sounds bad coming from me, but I can say that movie word for word.

JC: That’s one of those movies that you’re ashamed to admit you’ve seen, but it’s a pretty good movie.

NS: It was. I watch it all the time. I catch it every time it comes on USA. (Laughs.)

JC: Last topic — dunking. You can dunk, and there are more women who can. How long before that’s a regular part of the college game?

NS: I won’t put it past five (years). I go back and visit my high school, and there are girls who go up and touch the backboard every day and see how high they can get. Then, when they can get to the rim, they jump up there and grab it. Then, they try to get the ball. It’s something that girls want to do.

JC: What about you? Are you going to dunk in a game?

NS: Every time I go up for a lay-up, I run back and I think, "Dang, I should’ve tried.” Like the A&M game, I kid you not, when I got a steal in the second half, I was so wide open ... I was like, "What was I thinking? At least attempt.” I was mad at myself.

JC: So, there might come a time where you try to throw one down?

NS: If I ever think it before I get up there, then I’m gonna try.

Want to know about Nyeshia Stevenson’s literary interests and hidden talents? Check out my blog at NewsOK.com.


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