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Aug. 17, 2011

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina sophomore guard Brenton Williams recently took time out of his schedule to speak with about the upcoming season, what he can’t leave on a road trip without, and his style of play.

Q: What are you looking forward to most about this year at South Carolina?
A: Basketball season. I know it’s quite a ways a way, but I’m ready for it. I just want to play.

Q: Do you have any pre-game or in-game rituals?
A: I pray before every game.

Q: What is your greatest pre- South Carolina basketball moment?
A: District Championship game in Sebring, Fla., during my senior year of high school.

Q: Who was your biggest influence growing up?
A: My two older brothers. They pushed me to where I am today as far as basketball. We played a lot of one-on-one.

Q: What athlete do you try to emulate most?
A: Russell Westbrook because of his athleticism. I try to mimic what he does.

Q: What is your number and why?
A: Number `1.’ I had that number for one season, my senior season, and that was my best year, so I decided to stick with it.

Q: Who are you most looking forward to playing against this year?
A: I’m looking forward to playing Ohio State. It’s going to be big.

Q: What one word would you use to describe your style of play?
A: Athleticism.

Q: What did you work on most this summer?
A: Getting stronger in the weight room

Q: What is your most prized possession?
A: My cell phone

Q: What is your biggest fear?
A: Heights

Q: What is the one thing you can’t leave without on a road trip?
A: My cell phone