Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Women's Basketball: Ashley Merrill Unplugged
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 12, 2013
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June 12, 2013

TUCSON, Ariz. -

Q.  What musical group would you like to see reunite?

A. Destiny's Child

Q. What was your childhood nickname?

A. I have a few--

            My mom called me, "Boo-Boo Bear" just because she makes up names

            My brother called me, "Amer" because he put Ashley and Merrill together

            People in high school called me, "A.O." and that one has stuck

Q. What is the most rewarding part about playing basketball?

A. I get to play the sport and get a free education while doing it.

Q. What is your favorite movie?

A. "Dumb and Dumber"

Q. What part of your game are you working the hardest on?

A. My jump shot

Q. What food can't you resist?

A. Any type of pasta--fettucine alfredo, chicken pasta

Q. What show are you embarrassed you watch?

A. I'm not really embarrassed that I watch them, but I love "The Smurfs," "Courage the Cowardly Dog" and "Scooby-Doo" is my absolute favorite.

Q. What is your dream vacation spot?

A. The Cayman Islands. My parents have been, but they left me at home.

Q. Which other Wildcat team will you watch the most?

A. Men's Basketball

Q. Who is the most famous celebrity you've ever met in person?

A. Kobe Bryant. I went to the Lakers Parade and caught him right before he got on the bus.

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