July 21, 2024

Q & A with Burrell

This archived article was written by: Jaleni Neely

Q: What’s the one good thing everyone says about you? 
A: I am a cool person who is easy to get along with. 

Q: If money were no object, what would you do for a living?
A: I would help educate the youth because the average dropout rate in the education system is increasing, and that’s sad to say.

Q:What are some of your goals in life?
A: First and foremost, I want to be successful, no matter if it’s on or off the court. I also want to give back to my community because they have been my supporters since I could remember. Lastly, I just want to make my parents proud because they gave up a lot to put me in the best predicament to be successful.

Q: What are some things that distract you from your goals?
A: I am my own distraction, but to answer the question I would have to say outside influences. The kind of guy I am, I care about everything and everybody, but that can distract me from keeping myself set on my own goals.

Q: What is your best advice on keeping focused on the important when the distractions in your life are constant?
A: My best advice to myself is, everything happens for a reason and every reason has a purpose, either it’ll make me or break me, but I will not stop achieving. 

Q: Far as basketball, what is your next step after playing for USU Eastern?
A: I hope to be able to play at a D-1 university for my last two years of school. 

Q: What’s the biggest regret of your life so far?
A: I don’t have any regrets in life because my past and it’s experiences shaped me into the young man I am today. 

Q: What’s the biggest sacrifice you’ve ever made? Would you make it again?
A: I would have to say transferring to a prep school in East Lansing, Michigan my 11th grade year. I would make that decision again because it showed and opened a lot of opportunities for me.

Q: What is one thing you are most proud of in life?

A: I have achieved a lot, but one thing that stands out that I am proud of is becoming one of very few people to make a name for themselves on and off the court. 

Q: If you were not playing basketball, what other sport would you play? Why? 

A: I would play baseball because growing up I was a three sport athlete and baseball was the number one sport I loved.