Time Out With... Morenike Atunrase
Morenike Atunrase was a star at Texas A&M and left the school as its all-time leading shot blocker. Acquired from Atlanta in a draft-day trade, she now continues to play in the lone star state of Texas as a San Antonio Silver Star. Get to know Morenike better in the latest edition of "Time Out."
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  • What is your full name?
    "Morenike Olayinka Atunrase."
    How tall are you and what position do you play?
    "I'm 5-10 and I usually play on the wing."
    Do you have any nicknames?
    "Most people just call me Mo."
    Where did you go to college?
    "I was an Aggie at Texas A&M and majored in Allied Health."
    When and where were you born?
    "I was born on April 14, 1986 in New Orleans."
    Where did you go to high school?
    "Southwood High in Shreveport, Louisiana."
    Do you have any brothers or sisters?
    "I have a brother, Michael Grayson, who is two."
    Do you play any other sports?
    "No, pretty much just basketball."
    What are your interests outside of basketball?
    "Playing the piano."
    How do you think others would describe you?
    "Generous, shy at times, but hard working, organized and content."
    How would you describe yourself?
    "Similar to how others would describe me, I guess. I think I'm generous."
    What charities or causes do you support?
    "I am really big into a few, especially Habitat for Humanity and Breast Cancer Awareness."
    Do you speak any languages other than English?
    "Nope. Just English."
    Do you have any pets?
    "Yes I do. A cat named Sissy."
    What is you favorite food?
    "I love cajun shrimp and broccoli with cheese!"
    What are some of your favorite movies?
    "I love Coming to America and The Golden Child with Eddie Murphy! Also Rush Hour 1 and 2."
    What is you favorite cartoon? "Scooby Doo!"
    Who is your favorite actor?
    "Probably Chris Tucker or Mike Epps."
    When your playing career is over, what do you plan to do professionally?
    "I would like to take my degree and become a nurse. Either that or model."
    Do you have any further academic plans?
    "Yes, definitely. I would like to go to nursing school."

    (Photos: D. Clarke Evans/David Sherman/NBAE/Getty Images)

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