Getting to know Joe Toye

Oct. 12, 2015

Freshman guard Joe Toye joined the Commodores this summer after averaging 18.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.0 steals, and 1.5 blocks as a senior at Whitney Young High School in Chicago, where he was named as a First-Team All-City selection.

Toye recently sat down and answered a few questions from about his life on and off the court.

Favorite NBA team: Chicago Bulls
The one NBA player you wished was your teammate: Lebron
Age I picked up a basketball: 11 or 12
I picked my jersey number because: My sister is also wearing 2
When I was a kid I tried to be like: Usain Bolt
A few words that describe the way I play basketball: Tough
What I need to improve on to be a better player: My skill set and being a leader
The thing that impresses me most about Coach Stallings: Fair coach who knows the X’s and O’s well
Favorite part about playing at Memorial Gym: Great environment
Favorite sport other than basketball: Track and Field
Favorite musical performer: Chance the Rapper
Favorite movie: Dark Knight
Nobody can believe I watch this TV show: Scandal
Favorite Internet Site: BallisLife
Dream Date: Rihanna
My basketball “dream team” would be: Lebron, Jordan, KD, Kareem, Magic
The best tasting food I can make: Mac and cheese
Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Neymar
Talent I’d most like to have: Soccer
Favorite thing to do away from basketball:
I’m as good as anyone at: Basketball
One thing my hometown is famous for: Pizza
Favorite aspect of Nashville: Weather
The person I’d love to trade places with for a day: Jordan
What I would do if I won the lottery: Start a non-violence program in Chicago
Ultimate vacation destination: Hawaii
The person(s) I admire most: My parents
Career goal (outside of basketball) Real estate business
The best advice I’ve received (and who gave it to you): Be yourself (my parents)
The most famous person(s) I’ve met: James Siakam
Biggest influence in my life: My Dad
Most important thing I’ve learned since coming to Vanderbilt: Manage your time well
My advice to young people is: Don’t let negative influences in your life
I chose to attend Vanderbilt over these schools: Iowa, Memphis, Creighton, Bradley, UIC, Missouri
Who do you follow on Twitter? My teammates