We caught up with the Czech sharp-shooter ahead of her team’s crunch BBL Trophy Semi-Final against Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters to find out a little more about her.
Name: Andrea Vackova
Team: Nottingham Wildcats
How did you get into basketball? My mother signed me up for basketball when I was seven years old.
Do you have any superstitions or rituals before you play? I don’t have any special things. I just listen to music before the games and during warm-ups I get some shots up in a row.
What has been your best basketball memory so far? My best basketball memory was participating at the Universiade (World University Games) in Kazan, Russia two years ago.
Favourite basketball arena? Now it is our home with Nottingham Wildcats ,but back in Czech Republic, it was the one in my home city.
What sports do you enjoy outside of basketball and who do you follow/support? I like every sport, including things such as beach volleyball, tennis, cycling, golf and skiing!
Who would you want to play you in a film of your life? I’m not sure. There are so many actresses to choose from.
What would be your perfect weekend? My perfect weekend would be with my family and boyfriend and doing some sports.
At school your best subjects and your worst are/were? When I was at school I hated physics and maths. But I liked biology and chemistry.
Your coach has asked you to organise a team-bonding activity. What activity would you go for and why? I would organise a simple chill day. I would take them to the woods or to the park and just relax and then go for a good dinner.
Who or what makes you laugh? I love laughing, so sometimes I don’t need any specific reason for a smile.
Who and/or what do you find really annoying? I hate people lying, so liars really annoy me.
You win millions in a competition – who do you tell first and why, what do you buy first and why? I will tell of course to my family and then I will take them on a vacation – to Kenya and New York City. And with remaining money, I would buy a nice house for myself!
If you didn’t play basketball, what other sport would you like to be a pro in and why? Maybe tennis or volleyball.
Finally, tell us something hardly anybody or nobody knows about you? I don’t have any secrets. If you know me, you know me!