Athlete of the Week Archive

Feb. 13, 2009

LARAMIE, Wyo. -



Ryan Dermody


What do you get on your Qdoba burrito?
"Chicken, queso, cheese and salsa."

What's on your iPod right now?
"Lil' Wayne."

What is the story with the sign "#5 is #1 in my heart" at the last home game?
"My sister made it for me since it was my first game back from injury."
Sister Kristen's response: "I actually made it last year while he was playing his sophomore year. So I decided to bust it back out. We live together and so I like to support what he does."

What is your favorite item of clothing?
"Anything Jordan."

Who is your favorite player to watch?
"Carmello Anthony."

Where to do you want to live in 10 years?
"Maybe Colorado or California, I don't really know."

Would you rather have a big block or a big three-pointer?
"Both!"

If you could change anything about the sport of basketball what would it be?
"The number limitations...I want higher than #5."

Are you superstitious about your socks before the game?
"Only that that they have to be clean."

What is the most memorable dunk in your career?
"My first dunk in high school."

Does wearing an elbow sleeve bother you?
"No, the sleeve doesn't but the tape under it does."

Do you want a sleeve to match your uniform?
"Of course! You have to look good and support the team."

What is your proudest career moment so far?
"My first college game."

What is the biggest difference between high school and college ball?
"The intensity raises the level of play."

Have you ever felt that playing basketball was more of a chore/job rather than just a game?
"No, I love what I do and I'm happy that I have the chance to play in college."

What is your favorite color?
"Blue."

What is your favorite Chinese food?
"Orange chicken from Panda Express."