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Severn's 5'8" point guard, Daja Burnett, is ready to make her impact on the IAAM. She will be thrust into a big role but the creative guard from Kentucky plays with a maturity beyond her age. 695Hoops had a recent chat with Ms. Burnett.
695: How old were you when you started playing ball?
Daja I was 5 years old when I first started playing basketball.
695: How did you get started?
Daja: My family put me in this recreational league and then at the same age I started taking lessons.
695: Which AAU teams have you played for?
Daja: My AAU teams in Kentucky consisted of; Saints, Louisville Jaguars, River City Rockets, Crosby Cougars- It was my middle school team but we played many tournaments outside our schools league, Louisville Select.
In Maryland the Maryland Shooting Stars, and Hoop Smart.
695: What was the highlight of your summer?
Daja: The highlight of my summer would have to be going to the beach and hanging with my family and our many family friends.
695: What are you most looking forward to about your freshman season?
Daja: This year as a freshman I am really looking forward to playing for Chuck Miller and learning more about the game and different ways to improving my play. Severn's team is really cool and I really looking forward to really getting to know some of them.
695: What do you want to add to your game?
Daja: This year I really want to improve my shooting and ball handling skills to prepare me for the future. I would also like to work on my defense just so I can help make plays on both ends of the court not just offense.
695: Who is your favorite player?
Daja: My favorite player in basketball has to either be Dwight Howard or Dirk Nowitzki. They are both big players and huge assets to their team.
695: Who is the funniest teammate you have ever had?
Daja: The funniest teammate I ever had was a player named China Dow. She was the best player I had ever seen and she always knows how to make you laugh, no matter where you were. You always looked forward to practice because you always wanted to know what she was gonna do next or which coach she was gonna clown or play one on one against.
695: Which artists you have on your Ipod?
Daja: On my Ipod I have all kinds of artists from the wonderful Justin Bieber to Michael Jackson and some classical. Being from Kentucky I am also a pretty big country fan, with Jason Aldean. My all time favorite has to be hip hop with New Boyz. I guess I have a lot of different stuff to pump me up for games depending on the day.
695: What is your favorite food?
Daja: My favorite food is sushi.
695: Tell me something people might not know about you...
Daja: Something people don't know about me? I love to read.
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