RICHMOND, Va. - Adjusting to the college game takes time and a lot of studying. Freshman big man D.J. Haley knows all about studying as the honor roll student out of California was being recruited by many Ivy League schools and has a desire to enter the engineering field after his career on the hardwood is over.

Haley has been a nice compliment down low for the Black & Gold early on this year and has shown flashes of a great future at VCU. Prior to this weekend's conference opener against William & Mary, sat down with Haley to get to know him off the court...

Favorite Quote or Motto: Hakuna Matata

Top three TV shows you watch: Burn Notice, Bleach, Naruto

Top three favorite movies: The Dark Knight, Inception, Star Trek

Favorite website: Facebook

If you could only see one performer for the rest of your life, who would it be: Muse

Favorite pre-game song: Microphone - Slaughterhouse

Favorite song to chill to: Maybach Music III – Rick Ross

Favorite video game: Gears of War 2

If you could drive any car in the world it would be: One I can fit in

If you could trade places with one person in the world for a day, who would it be:
Barack Obama

If you could take any girl out on a date, who would it be: Zoe Saldana

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

Favorite place to eat in Richmond: Qdoba

Favorite place to chill in Richmond: Siegel Center

Goals for this year (both as a player and a team):
Be the best player and teammate I can be, and make some noise in the NCAA Tourney.

Favorite roose exercise: Box jump

Least favorite roose exercise: Bulgarian single leg squat

Favorite sports teams (NFL, NBA, MLB, etc.): Lakers

Favorite basketball player: Michael Jordan

Toughest player you've ever played against: Larry Sanders

Funniest person on the team: Juvonte Reddic

Best dancer on the team: Rob Brandenberg

Loudest person on the team: Darius Theus

Teammate most likely to win 3-point contest: Brandon Rozzell

Teammate most likely to win dunk contest: Toby Veal