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Missouri basketball off the court: Players reveal their favorite movies and pregame traditions

Nov. 16, 2010

Junior guard Kim English

Favorite movie: "The Shawshank Redemption" Favorite NBA player: Carmelo Anthony Favorite restaurant: CC’s City Broiler Best friend on team: Michael Dixon Pregame routine: “The night before the game I make 75 shots on each basket in the main gym. The day of the game I usually get a quick bite to eat at Shiloh’s before I come up here for shootaround. Two and a half hours before game time I make 100 shots then go through my 10-minute mental training.”

Junior guard Marcus Denmon

Favorite movie: "Paid in Full" Favorite NBA player: Lebron James Favorite restaurant: Mississippi Fish Shack Best friend on team: Michael Dixon (“I’ve known Mike since I was 11, we went to same middle school together.”) Pregame routine: “I always take a shower before every game. I don’t know why, it’s just something I do. Even though I’m clean already I just take another shower. It just relaxes me before I go out for the game.”

Sophomore guard Michael Dixon

Favorite movie: "He Got Game" Favorite NBA player: Chris Paul Favorite restaurant: El Rancho Best friend on team: Kim English (“Marcus, I’ve known him for longer so he’s more like a brother to me. So best friend would be Kim.”) Pregame tradition: “After pregame I always call my dad. Before a game I always put my left shoe on before my right.”

Junior forward Ricardo Ratliffe

Favorite movie: "Glory Road" Favorite NBA player: Amar’e Stoudemire Favorite restaurant: Mississippi Fish Shack Best friend on team: Laurence Bowers Pregame routine: “I just broke my headphones so I didn’t really listen to anything before a game. We have a pregame meal as a team so I guess that’s it.”

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