Getting to Know: Sasha Stefanovic
Oct. 11, 2017

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Sasha Stefanovic is a freshman from Crown Point, Indiana, who is considered one of the better freshman shooters in the Midwest. Stefanovic ended his career at Crown Point High School as the school’s all-time leading scorer and leading the Bulldogs to their first conference championship since 1999.

Ending the day before Purdue’s exhibition game with Carroll College (Mont.) on Nov. 1, we will feature a different player every Monday through Thursday during the “Getting to Know” series.

Stefanovic averaged 6.7 points and 2.1 rebounds while shooting 37.0 percent from long distance during the World University Games.

GETTING TO KNOW Sasha Stefanovic
• Major: Finance
• I was also recruited by: Valparaiso, Loyola, Xavier, TCU and Northern Iowa
• Favorite Meal: Grilled Chicken
• Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream
• Favorite Music: Hip-Hop
• Favorite Song: “NY State of Mind” by Nas
• Sports Hero: My father
• Hobby: Playing Golf
• Career Goal: Professional Basketball
• Occupation if not basketball: Front office position
• Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Bulls / Chicago Cubs
• Favorite Current Athlete: Doug McDermott
• My Nickname Is: Sasha
• Favorite Saying: “Be the calmness within the chaos.” - Connor McGregor
• If I Could Meet Anyone: Selena Gomez
• Favorite Historical Leader: Martin Luther King Jr.
• If I could have witnessed one sporting event: Cubs winning the World Series
• You’d be surprised to know: My real name is Aleksandar
• Best Summer Vacation: New York City
• Where I went on first date: Bowling
• Dream Car: Rolls Royce
• First Car: N / A
• Favorite Ice Cream: Cookies-n-Cream
• Favorite Candy: Peanut M&Ms
• Biggest Fear: Flying
• Pet Peeve: When people walk on the wrong side of the sidewalk
• If I was coach: We would win a championship
• Favorite Kids Game (Board Game): Candy Land
• Favorite Color: Blue
• Scariest Roller Coaster: V2
• Favorite Book: Heat by Mike Lupica
• Favorite Movie: Dumb and Dumber
• Favorite Actress: Margot Robbie
• What Mom Cooks Best: Tacos
• One Lesson From Dad: “Shoot until you’re hot”
• Mom’s Advice: “Show your stuff”
• Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones
• Favorite Cartoon: Tom & Jerry
• Dream Date: Rooftop in Chicago
• If I Could Live Anywhere: Downtown Chicago
• First Trophy was For: Basketball Tournament
• Favorite Thing To Do With Dad: Get Ice Cream
• Favorite Video Game: FIFA
• I’m Unbeatable At: FIFA
• My Inspiration Is: My Grandparents
• Why I Chose Purdue University: Great coaches and teammates
• Best Birthday Gift Ever: Gold Chain with Cross
• Favorite Holiday: Christmas
• I Don’t Go Anywhere Without: My Phone
• Biggest Sports Thrill I Participated In: Sectional Final Junior Year at Home
• Biggest Sports Thrill I Witnessed: Bulls home opener and Derrick Rose hit the game winner
• Celebrity I Met: Vlade Divac
• Celebrity I Would Like to Meet: Selena Gomez
• What I would Change in the World: Hate
• Best Outdoor Hoops Game: Tips
• If I could play 1-on-1 vs. anyone: Penny Hardaway
 

 

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