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Gisselle Truiett recently signed with the University of Illinois at Chicago. It took longer than expected but the versatile guard who is known for tenacious defense is happy to have found a division one school where she can compete and get the education that was her main goal.
Gisselle at her press conference to announce that she is signing with the University of Illinois@Chicago.
Part 2 of interview:
695: How was the recruiting process for you?
695: You did a few visits to different parts of the country. How did you like Chicago?
695: What was so important about D1 as opposed to the D2 offers you got?
695: What do you need to work on to compete at that level?
695: Are you all set with your major?
Gisselle: Yes, I'm all set. I plan to get my doctorate's degree in Physical Therapy and upon completion of the program I'd also have a degree in Kinesiology.
695: I'm not sure what that is but it sounds impressive and I'm proud of you. Good luck with everything.
Gisselle: Thanks Coach.
Part 1 of interview:
695:When did you start playing ball?
G: I started playing basketball at the age of 8.
695: What teams have you played for?
G: I've played for the Maryland WildCats, Central Penn Ballerz, Red Lion Flash and Baltimore Starz.
695; So you grew up in Baltimore?
G:Yea until I moved up to PA when I was going into the fifth grade.
695: So you commute from PA to play AAU?
695:How did you end up with the Starz?
G: I ended up with the Starz after they beat my school's AAU team.
695: What position are you most comfortable playing?
G: I'm most comfotable playing point guard because I feel in control and I'm more alert on the court, but I'm also comfortable as a guard or wing.
695: Is it true that you are really into weight lifting?
G: Yes it is. It's very important to get your body stronger so you can avoid common injuries that happen during games.
695: Your high school team made a nice run in the states last year...how was that experience?
G: It was a great learning experience but also a heart breaking experience. You learn a lot about yourself and how you handle leadership.
695:Tell me about a funny AAU experience on the road.
G: The funniest road trip experience is when me and my team were in the van coming home from Rhode Island and Tracey Carrington was trying to rap.
695: And who is your funniest teammate on your AAU and high school teams?
G: On my AAU team, definitely Tracey and on my school team my sister Janay.
695:How is your GPA?
G: It's pretty good.Right now it's a 3.5, but overall a 3.2.
695: What are you planning to study in college?
G: I plan to study in law or the medical field.
695:What type of music are you listening to on the IPod lately?
G: I listen to a lot of Hip Hop and R&B like Gucci Mane, Drake, Lil Wayne , Beyonce and Rick Ross.
695: Can we get the scoop when you choose a college?
695: Who is your favorite coach so far?
G: I'd have to say my dad.
695:What are you working to improve on this season?
G: consistency on my jumpshot.
695: Do you have any hobbies ?
G: I like to draw.
695: Thanks for the chat and good luck this season.
G: Thank you.
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