10 Questions With Loyola Men’s Basketball Guard Jaylin Andrews

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?
JA: Drake

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.

Issue 272 December 2021 / January 2022

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