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Learning About Lay: Q&A with Layana White
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: July 08, 2013
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Q. What age did you know you wanted to play basketball?

A. I was probably about six—I grew up playing with my brothers.

Q. What do you remember most about your childhood?

A. Again, playing basketball with my brothers. We had a little kid’s court in our backyard.

Q. What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned from your parents?

A. How to work hard—it is the reason I work so hard today.

Q. What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned from your coaches?

A. They are big on preparing their players for life—I would say working hard on the court and in the classroom.

Q. What motivates you every day?

A. My family.

Q. What is your greatest accomplishment?

A. Being recruited to play at Arizona.

Q. What is your major and why did you choose it?

A. I am studying public health and plan on going to nursing school. I would also like to do cancer research because I have had family and friends that have had cancer.

Q. Now that you are technically an upperclassman, how will you become more of a leader?

A. I am generally pretty quiet, so I am going to try and talk more on the court.

Q. What do you want to take away from playing basketball at Arizona?

A. I would like to accomplish something while I’m here. Specifically, go to the NCAA Tournament.

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