Time Out With... Crystal Kelly
After being named to the All-Sun Belt team all four years, Crystal Kelly finished her career at Western Kentucky by being named the 2008 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year. The 6-2, 21-year-old was taken by the Houston Comets in the third round of the 2008 draft, but she was cut shortly thereafter and signed with the Monarchs, with whom she has played a pivotal role in the team's recent success. Let's get to know Kelly a bit better in this version of "Time Out."
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  • What is your full name?
    "Crystal Cymone Kelly."
    Do you have any nicknames?
    "CK."
    When and where were you born?
    "September 15, 1986, in Louisville, Kentucky."
    What high school did you attend?
    "Sacred Heart Academy."
    What college did you attend?
    "Western Kentucky."
    What was your major in school?
    "Public Relations, and I minored in Sociology."
    What do you parents do?
    "My mom, Henrietta, is an insurance agent, and my dad, Clarence, is in airport management."
    Do you have any brothers or sisters?
    "Nope, I'm an only child."
    What are your hobbies outside of basketball?
    "Sleeping! :)"
    How do you think people would describe you?
    "They would probably say I am outgoing and silly."
    What are your plans professionally when your playing career is over?
    "I think I could see myself as a coach."
    What is your favorite food? "Mexican."
    What is you favorite color?
    "Red."
    With what organizations were you involved when you were growing up?
    "The Boys and Girls Club and also the YMCA."
    Do you have a myspace page?
    "I have a myspace page, of course."
    Do you have any postgraduate academic plans?
    "Yes, I would actually like to go back and get my masters."
    What is your favorite movie?
    "Anchorman."
    What is your favorite book?
    "Promises I Can Keep."
    What is your favorite TV show?
    "Law and Order, SVU."
    Who is your favorite actor?
    "Will Ferrell."
    Are there any magazines that you like to read?
    "Cosmo."

    (Photos: David Sherman/Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images)

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