A big fan of soap operas, Shereka Wright also likes to go shopping, spending time by herself and sleep in her spare time.
Get to know the Mercury forward in the latest "Time Out."

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  • Do you have a nickname?
    "Yes, it is 'Reke,' and my teammates in high school gave it to me."
    What is your favorite place that you have been to for basketball?
    "China, because it was just like the United States with restaurants, but cheaper."
    Who would you most want to play one-on one?
    "Kobe Bryant, because he would be a great one-on-one player to play against and it would help my defense".
    Most influential role model?
    "My parents and my brother - they all played basketball."
    When did you first become interested in basketball?
    "2nd grade - and I knew I wanted to play professionally in high school."
    What is your favorite moment on the court?
    "Hitting a half court shot against Penn State as a senior at Purdue."
    Do you have any superstitions or rituals?
    "I must wear a headband. My teammate gave me one in seventh grade I scored 42 points and never looked back."
    Do you have a coach that has inspired you most?
    "Mary Wright, my mother. She has helped me to believe that I'm a great player and to play within myself."
    Do you play any other sports?
    "Volleyball, track and softball."
    What are your hobbies outside of hoops?
    "Shopping and sleeping."
    Are there any causes that are important to you?
    "Anything that focuses with kids, because I believe that kids need good role models in their lives."
    What is one surprising fact about yourself that people may not know?
    "That I like to be by myself a lot. I'm very quiet."
    What was a defining moment for you in your life?
    "When I went to college, because I finally became independent and had to make my own decisions."
    What is your favorite food?
    Favorite color?
    Favorite book?
    "Where the Sidewalk Ends."
    Favorite movie?
    "Love and Basketball."
    Favorite television show?
    "The Young and the Restless."
    Favorite actor and actress?
    "Denzel Washington and Halle Berry"
    Favorite music artist or band?
    "Mary J. Blige."
    Favorite song to sing Karaoke?
    "I Will Survive"
    Do you have a favorite number or jersey that you always choose?
    "50 was the biggest jersey they had, so I kept it through the years."

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