Excerpts from the Story interview:
Q: Who are you planning on rooming with at Florida?No need to get bogged down in important details. Besides, Janoris Jenkins' room is available if you want that.
A: I don’t know that either. I’m just gonna move there. I don’t know nothing.
Q: What do you think is one of the biggest challenges you’ve overcome?
A: Well, one, growing up without a dad. I mean, he went to jail when I was like a baby.
Q: How has that affected you?Damn you, human side to the story. How dare you make me feel some form of emotion for a player on a team I do not care about. UGH. WHY CAN'T EVERYONE JUST BE A ROBOT?
A: Everybody always had their dads, like dad figures. Me, all I had was my mom, and my brother, but my brother moved away. So really it was all my mom I had. Everybody needs like their father figure, so that’s affected me.
Q: Okay, let’s switch gears a little bit. What are you planning on majoring in?
A: Business Management. I already have it thought up, I want to have this business, so I gotta take business and own the business.
Q: What kind of business?Excellent choice, young Ja'Juan. If the Florida business school is anything like the Ole Miss business school, you've just introduced yourself to four years of no attendance policies, three tests a class, and an optional final exam. Oh, and most of the notes will be on the Internet (note: This was a novel thing back in the early 2000s, so it may not be such a great selling point now). And with all of that combined with your business idea, you're already two steps ahead of the suckers in liberal arts and stuff that requires attendance and daily work.
A: It’s going to be mostly sports, but I don’t want to tell you my idea, you might steal it.
Q: if you were a character from a Disney movie, who would you be and why?AN EYE FOR FASHION! What a Renaissance Man!
A: Aladdin, I think he’s pretty cool, he’s like easy going, cool guy, and he has Jasmine. I like how he wears his little vest with it open.
Q: What’s your favorite pre-game ritual?
A: Well, I take a doodoo. Before every game I doodoo.
Q: That’s your FAVORITE pregame ritual?
A: Well, that’s the only thing I do. That’s one thing I have to do before every game, or I won’t feel energy, and I’ll just feel slow. When I do I just feel light on my feet and everything, and I feel faster, so that’s what I do.
Q: You know I’m going to write this in a story right?You cut to the core of me, Ja'Juan Story.
A: Well, I mean, that’s what it is. I doodoo and then listen to Katy Perry.