TIME OUT WITH... AMBER JACOBS
Not only does Lynx guard Amber Jacobs have talent on the court, but she can sing, play the piano and could very well have been a star soccer player. Get to know Amber in the latest installment of "Time Out."
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  • Favorite movie?
    Top Gun
    Favorite actor/actress?
    Julia Roberts
    Favorite book?
    Great Expectations
    Favorite TV show?
    Friends
    Favorite musician?
    Celine Dion
    What is your favorite food?
    Steak and mashed potatos
    Do you have any pets?
    Yes! 2 black toy poodles: Shaffer and Adidas
    Do you have any nicknames?
    Several. AD, from my dad; Ice, from my Athletic Director; Berbers, from my friends; AJ, from my teammates.
    If you could play one-on-one against any athlete in general, who would it be?
    Sue Bird - I believe she is a great point guard and I'd like to see how I would measure up.
    Who have been role models in basketball?
    Michael Jordan - He always made basketball fun while still competing at an intense level.
    What other sports do you play
    Soccer
    Do you have a favorite moment on the court?
    Winning B.C.'s first ever Big East Tournament Championship.
    What is the most unusual thing that has happened to you?
    Making the game-winning shot in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament in 2003.
    What is an accomplishment that you are proud of?
    I was in the Elks Club Free Throw Shooting Competition when I was 9 years old and went to the Nationals at the Basketball Hall of Fame.
    What are your hobbies or interests outside of basketball?
    Movies, hanging out with friends, miniature golf, bowling.
    Can you play any musical instuments?
    I can play the piano and sing.
    If not a basketball player, what would you be doing?
    Soccer player.
    Why do you wear #23?
    Both my parents wore it in college.
    Which current player were you most looking forward to meeting?
    Sheryl Swoopes - she has had a legacy on women's basketball for a long time and is someone who will always be talked about as one of the "greats" in the game.
    When your playing career is over, what might you pursue?
    Coaching basketball - I love the game and I want to give back to others who want to learn more about the game.

    (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE/Getty Images)

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