Time Out With... Camille Little
When North Carolina prospect Camille Little was still available when the San Antonio Silver Stars' second-round pick came around in the 2007 Draft, rumors have circulated that coach and GM Dan Hughes knocked over a glass of water as he stumbled trying to hurry up to the stage to select her. As a rookie in San Antonio, Little has gotten a good amount of playing time and will likely get more with the recent season-ending injury suffered by Erin Buescher. Get to know Little a little better in the latest edition of "Time Out."
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  • How tall are you?
    "6-2."
    What position do you play?
    "Forward."
    Do you have a nickname?
    "No, Camille works great."
    What number do you wear on the court?
    "20."
    Does that jersey number have any special significance?
    "No, I just liked it. When I was younger, all the cool kids were 20. I was lucky that I got to keep it through school. When I got there, someone else had it, but they graduated early, so I was able to get it all four years."
    Where are you from?
    "Winston Salem, N.C. But I live in San Antonio now."
    What high school did you attend?
    "Carver High School in Winston Salem."
    What languages do you speak other than English? If so, are you fluent?
    "None. I tried pig latin, but I had to think about everything I said, so I guess I'm not fluent."
    Who has been a role model for you in basketball?
    "My dad. I never saw him play, but I heard how good he was, so I wanted to live up to that."
    What do your parents do?
    "My dad works at a recreation center in Winston Salem. My mom works for Hospice. Two very different fields."
    When did you become interested in basketball?
    "Middle school. I played on an AAU team and it was fun."
    If you could play one-on-one against any other player or athlete, who would it be?
    "Shaquille O'Neal. He's funny and he's huge. He looks like a cool dude."
    Do you have any pregame superstitions or rituals?
    "Ha ha, not anymore. I used to, but I'm trying to change."
    What is your favorite ever on-court moment?
    "Winning the ACC championship three years back to back. Going to the Final Four was fun too, but we didn't win."
    Of which achievement are you most proud?
    "Reaching the WNBA. It was big for me. To go somewhere and actually play is amazing. There are a lot of good people not playing right now. So this is pretty intense for me."
    Which other sports do you play?
    "I used to love volleyball. I had a lot of fun with that in middle school. I also played soccer. I didn't think I was any good, but I tried out. I also ran track for a couple years."
    Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of basketball?
    "Cooking. I'm an OK cook. I bake really well, cakes and things. But I can cook chicken, fish, veggies, that kind of stuff."
    Do you have any pets?
    "At home, I do. My mom has an old dog named Peanut. And they just got a new puppy named Butter."
    How would others describe you?
    "Loud sometimes, quiet sometimes."
    How would you describe yourself?
    "Silly, goofy, but I think I'm pretty cool (laughs)."
    What is your favorite food?
    "I like seafood and pizza, but not together."
    What is your favorite color?
    "Red."
    What is your favorite book?
    "The Bible is a really good read."
    What is your favorite movie?
    "Rush Hour 2 is cool. Napoleon Dynamite, Friday After Next and some other comedies."
    What is your favorite television show?
    "Spongebob Squarepants. My Spongebob gear is waiting for me on the bus."
    Who is your favorite actress?
    "Jada Pinkett Smith."
    Who is your favorite actor?
    "Morris Chestnut."
    Who is your favorite musician/artist?
    "I'm really into Lil Wayne right now."
    What is your favorite place to visit?
    "I haven't been too many places, but I really like Vancouver."
    Have you ever held any other jobs?
    "I've never ever, ever had a job. This is my first."
    If you were not a basketball player, what would you be?
    "Maybe I could do some TV work. But other than that, I'd be sitting at home playing with Peanut and Butter."
    When your playing career is over, what might you pursue professionally?
    "I'll probably try to do something with the media, maybe TV. Or something completely different like physical therapy or massage therapy. Being an athlete, it's something we already know a lot about anyway."
    How do you plan to prepare for that career while playing basketball?
    "In the offseason, maybe. But I'll probably wait. Save something for later."

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