This week we get to know Cheshire Phoenix big man, Kinu Rochford, whose side qualified for the BBL Play-Offs this week.
Name: Kinu Rochford
Team: Cheshire Phoneix
Position: Power forward/Center
Signature Play: Shooting off the glass anywhere on the court.
Twitter address: @Mrh3llo
How did you get into basketball? My mother and father. I loved it at first sight.
Do you have any superstitions or rituals before you play? I thank God for my blessing, allowing me to be able to play this sport and watch over both teams. I also have to FaceTime my mother before every game and my brother. It’s just like knowing they are on the court with me.
What has been your best basketball memory so far? Playing in the French Cup Final last year. Also, I would have to say Madison Square Garden training with Carmelo Anthony and Chris Brickley, the New York Knicks trainer. Being around them affected my game and me becoming a young man.
Favourite basketball arena? Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York.
What sports do you enjoy and who do you follow/support? The NBA. I support Cleveland Cavaliers because of Lebron James. I have got a lot of respect for him and the way he makes everyone better around him.
Who would you want to play you in a film of your life? I would like it to be played by Samuel L. Jackson.
If you could be a character in any film or TV show (current or past), who would you be and why? Frank Lucas from American Gangster. Denzel Washington; I just love how he portrays someone else.
What would be your perfect weekend? With my family at Disney, since I have always wanted to do that.
At school your best subjects and your worst are/were? My best was public speaking and my worst was taking Dutch classes.
Your coach has asked you to organise a team-bonding activity. What activity would you go for and why? Bowling, because it’s competitive but also fun to do with your team-mates.
Which of your team-mates has the best and worst fashion and musical tastes? I wouldn’t say anyone because everyone’s perspective is different.
Who or what makes you laugh? Cedric the Entertainer.
Who and/or what do you find really annoying? Chris Rock.
Finally, tell us something hardly anybody or nobody knows about you? I’m a triplet and I’d love to find a cure for cancer. I have my own foundation KCD.