Several sites across the rivals/alliance network sent us its questions to ask Charlie Villanueva, an outstanding junior from Blair Academy. Here are the questions and Charlie's answers. Villanueva was kind enough to answer these questions after the Blair Academy/St. Thomas More game played on Saturday afternoon of this past weekend.
Rivals network: Charlie, if we changed the name of our school to Villanueva University would you definetly come?
Charlie Villanueva: (Laughs hard) That's a great question. Yes, I would definitely come. Do you know who can get it done? (Laughs again)
Rivals network: If you were to go to dollege how many years do you see yourself on Campus
before turning pro?
Charlie Villanueva: It really depends upon how I do in college. It's a long way off so I am not really thinking about that situation. I am just thinking about winning the league championship for Blair.
Rivals Network: How tight are you with fellow Long Island Panther teamates Jason Fraser and Curtis Sumpter?
Charlie Villanueva: Oh, I am very tight. I had a great experience playing with both of them the past couple of years. Hopefully we can play some more in the spring before they go to college.
Rivals Network: Have they Sumpter & Fraser) tried recruiting you to Villanova and will your relationship with them play any part in your decision in where to go to college?
Charlie Villanueva: Yes, they are trying to recruit me. (he laughs) They are trying to recruit me real hard, almost every day. (he laughs again) It would be great to play with them if it works out that way. But right now I am just worrying about the season.
Rivals Network: Are you a Big East fan?
Charlie Villanueva: Yes I am. I watched the games when I was younger. But it won't play into my decision. I just want to go to a school that is best for me.
Rivals Network: For a guy 6-9 you have a great handle and court vision. What did you
do to develop these skills?
Charlie Villanueva: When I first started playing competitive ball I was small ... about 6-1. Then I spurted up to about 6-7 in about a year. So I had already had those skills before I grew.
Rivals Network: What NBA players do you think your game is most similar to?
Charlie Villanueva: Lamar Odom and Rashad Lewis.
Rivals Network: When Jay Wright starts you at the 4 next to Fraser and Sumpter during
your Frosh year at 'Nova, which of you guys will lead the team in nasty dunks?
Charlie Villanueva: (He laughs) If I were to go to Villanova it would be close between all of us.
Rivals Network: Who is the most famous person's number programmed in your cell phone?
Charlie Villanueva: I really don't have a famous person programmed into my cell phone.
Our second part will be published tomorrow here on this site.