In the hot seat with Seth Millhoan

Karmen Graham is a woman of few words. That probably just means her words are more effective when she speaks. The team co-captain sat down with The Northerner in December and elaborated on topics ranging from pop culture to life on the court. Who is your biggest influence? I would say it would probably have to be my parents. Just because I don’t think I’d be where I am today if it wasn’t for them. I would especially say my dad, just because he’s always told me that I could do what I want. Outside of your parents? I would probably say my friends. I think the people you surround yourself with reflects who you are. If you could have dinner with any celebrity, who would it be and why? I would probably have to say (thinks for a moment) Jennifer Aniston, just because she’s my favorite actress. What do you think about her and Vince Vaughn? Aw, it makes me really sad that her and Brad Pitt broke up. If you could play basketball with any player, who would it be and why? I think I would have to go with Michael Jordan, just because he was such a great basketball player. I’m not too sure about playing one-on-one against him, though. When you’re not playing basketball, what are you doing? I guess just hanging out with friends. We actually have all the seasons of Friends and we sit around and watch that. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? I would probably say the area of Europe. I would say Australia, but we just went there this summer. It was really exciting. I wouldn’t mind going back there. I just think it would neat to go through Germany and all the other countries out there just because of all the attractions, I guess. So, you’re stranded on a desert island, and you can bring three things with you; what are those three things? Well, the Friends DVD. Which season? We’ll go with season four. I would also take some food. What kind of food? Chipotle, and then,probably a TV so I could watch Friends. What’s one of your greatest achievements? Just having the opportunity to play (at NKU) I would have to say. What’s the dumbest thing you’re ever done? One time we were running a press during practice and I took off to run. This was my freshman year and our point guard at the time was Elizabeth Burrows. She threw the ball, and instead of me catching it, it actually hit me and knocked me down. So, being a freshman and having that happen was pretty embarrassing. It was a perfect pass. I just didn’t turn around and it ended up hitting me (in the shoulder). Talk about your first car. I still have the same car I had in high school. It’s a purple Explorer. It has a little speaker problem. The fact that it’s purple means it’s the only one around. It sort of a Barney color. People call it that sometimes. It’s hanging in there. It has a few miles on it, though.

You came to NKU. Who was second on the list? It was pretty much between here and Glenville State, which is in the middle of West Virginia. It’s almost like it’s in a mountain. I like (NKU) because it’s closer to home. It’s only 45 minutes from (hometown) and my family can come and watch and, of course, NKU’s women’s basketball has a lot of tradition.