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As we count down to tipoff, each day GoCCUSports.com will profile the lighter side of the Chanticleer Basketball teams.

       

Senior guard Anthony Raffa

Senior guard Anthony Raffa

Nov. 9, 2012

CONWAY - As we count down to tipoff, each day GoCCUSports.com will profile the lighter side of the Chanticleer Basketball teams. Today's student-athletes to be profiled are Anthony Raffa and Alexx Puckett.

Anthony Raffa

  1. What is your personal goal for this season? Win the Big South Championship.
  1. What got you started in basketball? My father.
  1. What is your plan after college, if you do not become a professional athlete? Become either a chef at my parents’ restaurant or a basketball coach.
  1. Where is your hometown? Sea Isle City, New Jersey.
  1. What motivates you on the court? Everything.
  1. How do you help the team stay focused during the season? Positive talk.
  1. Who is your role model? My friend Lamar Green.
  1. What would you say to your biggest fan? Thanks for the support.
  1. What is your biggest pet-peeve? People that cannot drive.
  1. What is your favorite pre-game meal? Chicken Parmesan.
  1. Do you have any superstitions? I do not have any.
  1. What teams are you most excited to play this year? Everyone.
  1. What is your most favorite moment in your basketball career? Beating LSU two years in a row.
  1. If you could be an animal what would you be? A lion.

Alexx Puckett

  1. What is your personal goal for this season? Do better than my last two seasons combined.
  1. What got you started in basketball? My brother played so I wanted to follow him.
  1. What is your plan after college, if you do not become a professional athlete? Go to grad school.
  1. Where is your hometown? Indianapolis, Indiana.
  1. What motivates you on the court? I’ve learned to motivate myself.
  1. How do you help the team stay focused during the season? Constant motivation.
  1. Who is your role model? My three siblings.
  1. What would you say to your biggest fan? Thanks for the support.
  1. Do you have a motto or saying you live your life by? Everything happens for a reason.
  1. What is your biggest pet-peeve? When people talk with food in their mouth.
  1. What is your favorite pre-game meal? Chicken, potatoes and salad.
  1. Do you have any superstitions? I write on my ankle tape before every game.
  1. What teams are you most excited to play this year? Every conference opponent.  
  1. What is your most favorite moment in your basketball career? When my high school team won the state championship my freshman year.
  1. If you could be an animal what would you be? A bird.