GETTING TO KNOW: SOPHOMORE DARIUS THEUS

RICHMOND, Va. - The VCU men's basketball team is off to a strong start and has its eye on an upcoming trip to New York City. A big part of the early success has been the play of the point guards in senior Joey Rodriguez and sophomore Darius Theus. The duo have combined for 41 assists and just seven turnovers through the first three games.

Prior to the trip to NYC, VCUAthletics.com sat down with Theus to get to know what he's like off the court...

Favorite Quote or Motto?
"Live life"

Top three TV shows you watch?
Fresh Prince, Martin, Everybody Hates Chris

Favorite Website?
Hotnewhiphop.com

If you could only see one performer in concert for the rest of your life, who would it be?
Michael Jackson

If you could trade places with one person in the world for a day, who would it be?
Nobody, I love my life.

If you could take any girl out on a date, who would it be?
My grandma

If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what meal would it be?
Burgers

Favorite place to eat in Richmond?
Extreme Pizza

Pre-game superstitions?
Talk to my mother for 30 minutes

Favorite basketball player?
Carmelo Anthony

Favorite athlete in any sport other than basketball?
Roger Federer

Toughest player you've ever played against?
Carmelo Anthony

Funniest person on the team?
Brad Burgess

Best dancer on the team?
Heath Houston

Loudest person on the team?
Brad Burgess

Teammate most likely to win 3-point contest?
Troy "Buzz" Daniels

Teammate most likely to win dunk contest?
Back in the day, Ed Nixon

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