Catching Up With Olek Czyz
Why did you decide to come to the University of Nevada?
Cause I love this place. I'm really familiar with the area and I know a lot of people who go to this school and I love the atmosphere in Reno.
When did you start playing basketball?
When I was about 9 years old.
What is your favorite basketball memory?
Winning state championships. They happened when I was 16 and 18 in this gym [Lawlor]. Playing in camps and being in different places. Definitely playing for my national team, I played for the last two summers.
If you weren't playing basketball, what sport would you play?
I try a lot of things, soccer definitely would be up there.
Where did you grow up? And what is the best thing about your hometown?
I grew up in Gdynia, Poland. The setting, it was right on the beach and everything was always close. It was a really nice little beach city.
What do you do when you're not playing basketball?
Sleeping, eating, basketball.
Who is your favorite NBA player?
LeBron James and Vince Carter
What is your favorite part about the game?
You can always go and do it on your own, you just need a basketball to do it. Whenever you're bored or wanna get away from things you can always grab a basketball and go to the backyard or go to the gym and just shoot the basket. Not worry about anything. You can imagine things, like game situations. I think that's the most beautiful thing about this game.
What do you like most about Nevada?
The atmosphere and the community in general. The style that the coaches throw at us. Just being from here makes it better.
What is the most interesting thing that you want Wolf Pack fans to know about you?
I love to dunk.