Q & A With Kristen London
Kristen London is in her first season at Virginia after joining the team from Seminole State (Okla.) College. A native of Decatur, Ga., London has appeared in 19 games for the Cavaliers this year.
Question: You have three brothers and four sisters. What was it like growing up in a big household like that?
Kristen London: At first it was just the three eldest and I was the youngest of that crew so they were jealous of my cuteness. I got my way a lot, but also got picked on a lot.
Question: How would you describe your transition from junior college to the University of Virginia?
London: It has been a challenge but I’m always up for a challenge.
Question: Who or what inspires you?
London: My dad inspires me. A lot of my family members inspire me because they have been successful so I’d like to follow in their footsteps while also creating my own.
Question: If you could trade places with one athlete at UVa for a day who would you choose?
London: Sean Singletary. Because he’s a big man on campus.
Question: Describe the game day atmosphere at John Paul Jones Arena.
London: If it’s a big game it is very fierce and exciting and really fun.
Question: What has been your proudest athletic moment?
London: Scoring 16 points in four minutes last season at Seminole.
Question: What do you like to do on your days off?
London: Be outside. Sleep. Laugh.
Question: What is the hardest part about basketball?
London: Learning the plays and understanding the game.
Question: What do you miss the most about Georgia when you’re not there?
London: The atmosphere and the people. Everybody’s different and have their own styles.
Question: If you were writing your own bio, how would you describe your game?
London: Exciting, fast, energetic … maybe scary at moments. A thrilling player.
Question: Do you have any hidden talents?
London: I write raps.