Loyola men’s basketball guard Jaylin Andrews recently chatted with PressBox about his favorite sports team growing up, his favorite movie of all time and more. The 6-foot-4, 186-pound Andrews was averaging 14.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game through 11 contests this year. He is a native of Owings Mills, Md., and graduate of Boys’ Latin.
PressBox: What’s a bucket-list place for you to visit?
Jaylin Andrews: I want to go to Dubai. I’ve just always wanted to go to Dubai. I think it’s because I saw “Fast and Furious,” one of those movies and Dubai looked like it was sick. I just want to go there.
PB: What’s your favorite guilty food?
JA: Easy one — my mom’s banana pudding.
PB: What’s your favorite spot to eat in Baltimore?
JA: It’s probably Pepe’s, since that’s where I grew up eating in high school.
PB: What was your favorite sports team growing up?
JA: I’m a Steeler fan. My family’s from Pittsburgh. … I liked the Bengals in 2004 or 2005. I was 5 years old, and my uncle has a Steelers barbershop in Pittsburgh. He owns a barbershop called Bat’s Barber Shop, so I have a big Cincinnati Bengals jacket on during the playoff week when we’re playing the Steelers. I walk in and I get heckled by a bunch of 30-year-old men saying I’ve got to leave for wearing the jacket. My dad kind of set me up knowing that was going to turn me into a Pittsburgh fan, so right after that I asked him if I could go to the mall and get a Steelers jacket. I went back to the shop the next day and I got applauded. That’s my origin story of how I became a Steelers fan.
PB: Who was your favorite athlete growing up?
JA: LeBron James. When I was younger, it was Tracy McGrady. I loved T-Mac, and as I got older, it became LeBron.
PB: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
JA: “The Incredibles”
PB: What show have you binge-watched recently?
JA: I’ve been watching a lot of a show called “Snowfall” on FX. It’s a great show.
PB: Who’s your favorite musician?
PB: What’s your favorite Patriot League road trip?
JA: Probably Boston, going to BU. We have a nice hotel out there and some great food from a restaurant up there.
PB: What’s your favorite book?
JA: “Mamba Mentality,” the Kobe book.