TIME OUT WITH... ANNA DEFORGE
Sharpshooting Phoenix Mercury guard Anna DeForge wants to get involved in a career in sports marketing, enjoys traveling and also loves kids. Get to know Anna in the latest installment of "Time Out."
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  • Favorite television show?
    Anything on ESPN
    Favorite actor or actress?
    Sean Connery and Demi Moore
    Favorite type of music?
    R&B
    What is your favorite food?
    Italian
    What is your favorite color?
    Blue
    Do you have a favorite sports team outside the WNBA?
    The Green Bay Packers.
    Who has been a role model for you in basketball?
    Michael Jordan.
    If you could play one-on-one against anyone, past or present, who would it be?
    Jordan. He is the best ever.
    When did you first become interested in basketball?
    I first became interested in first grade, but didn't think about it professionally until college.
    Is there a coach who helped or inspired you?
    Paul Sanderford, my Nebraska coach. He pushed me to become the bes that I can be...
    What other sports do you play?
    Volleyball, soccer, softball...
    What do you like to do in your spare time? Any hobbies
    Sports, family, friends, traveling - Hawaii, Myrtle Beach, Virginia Beach, Panama City.
    If you could take a vacation, where would you want to go?
    Las Vegas - to be entertained
    What other talents are you proud of?
    Leadership and academic accomplishments...
    Describe an unusual job that you had?
    I was an ambassador for the University of Nebraska Athletic Department, traveling around and thanking donors for their contributions.
    What is one surprising fact about yourself that some people do not know?
    I love children.
    What advice would you offer to young players?
    Just keep believing and working hard.
    What achievement are you most proud of?
    I broke the Wisconsin state scoring record in high school.
    If you were not a basketball player, what would you be?
    Sports marketer.
    When your playing career is over, what might you pursue?
    I want to stay involved with athletics. My ultimate goal is to be in marketing at the college or professional level.

    (Photos by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE/Getty Images)

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