Get to Know Freshman Porsche Poole

Dec. 29, 2008

Porschè Poole has appeared in 10 of the Spartans' 12 games this season, backing up the point guard position. Poole is averaging 3.2 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.0 points in 9.7 minutes per game.

Poole played 17 minutes in her debut against Niagara, scoring a season-best 10 points, while dishing out two assists and grabbing two steals. Her season-high in rebounds came against Quinnipiac, when she also blocked her only two shots of the season.

A four-year starter, Poole helped McKinley High School to a 68-24 record, including a 20-4 mark as a senior. In her final season, she averaged 16.5 points per game, while earning Associated Press Division I All-State recognition. Poole finished her career as McKinley's all-time leading scorer with over 1,3000 points. Poole and fellow freshman Courtney Schiffauer played in the same conference throughout high school.

Poole attended the same high school as current MSU men's basketball standout Raymar Morgan, and former Spartan greats Eric and Percy Snow.

What are your parent's names? Victoria and Mark DeGraffinreed.

What is your birthday? June 20, 1989.

What makes your hometown special? It's the home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

What is your favorite memory from your childhood? When my grandmother was alive.

What is your hidden talent? I can in line skate.

If you could play one-on-one against anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? My mom because she still thinks she can beat me.

What was the last book you read? A Child Called It.

What are the most played songs on your iPod? Lil Wayne.

What's been you favorite class at MSU? FCE 145.

If you could take a week-long trip to anywhere in the world, where would it be? I would go somewhere hot and by a beach, so I can just chill and relax.



Who are your role models? My mom and LeBron James.

Who has been the most influential person in your life? My mom and grandmother.

If you could play another sport in college, what would it be? I would play volleyball.

What is one thing that you wish you could learn to do? I wish I could learn to dance like Chris Brown.

At what age did you start playing basketball? I was 12.

What is your favorite place to eat in East Lansing? I eat at Subway a lot. And what do you typically order? I get the Italian BMT.

What is your favorite location on campus? The Breslin.

What are two things that you could not live without? My phone and iPod.

What is your favorite professional sports team? The Cleveland Cavaliers.

Who are your favorite professional athletes? LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.