Meet the Tide: Senior Guard Jason Reese


Thursday, March 17, 2005

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Jason Reese

By Reid Strickland, UA Media Relations

Alabama’s senior guard, Jason Reese, has experienced some of Alabama’s greatest moments in Tide basketball history. Reese was a member of the 2002 SEC Championship team and the 2004 squad which reached the Elite Eight. The Indian Springs native joined the basketball team in 2002 and played both football and basketball this past season at the Capstone.  The Tide senior contributed playing time in several SEC games in last year’s Elite Eight run.  Reese will graduate this May with a degree in advertising.

In addition to being a basketball player, you decided to walk on the football team this past fall. Did you enjoy your football experience on the gridiron?

“It was awesome, there is nothing like running out of the tunnel with 85,000 people screaming...It was a great experience.”

If you could choose, which one would you play: NFL, NBA or intramural league?

“I would pick the NBA because you get so much money.  People say it isn’t about the money, but it’s about the money... I would play in the NBA.”

If you had the choice to make either the winning touchdown in the Super Bowl or make the winning shot in the NBA Finals which one would you choose?

“The winning shot in the NBA finals...Hands down.”

Who is your favorite team (NBA)?

“The Houston Rockets...Robert Horry used to play here and he got drafted by the Rockets and I followed him forever. He got traded away but I stayed with the team.”

What is your most memorable moment as a University of Alabama athlete?

“Probably getting to the Elite Eight last year. That was probably the best experience ever.”

What is your favorite sports movie?