Name: Jose Raya.
School: DePue High School.
Date/place of birth: March 3, 1996; St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley.
Family: Parents, Jose Sr. and Leticia; brothers, Jovany and Adrian.
Favorite sport and why: Basketball, because I have played this sport all my life.
Likes: Basketball, sleep, food, music.
Dislikes: Spiders and snakes.
Favorite food and where to get it: Everything my mother cooks.
Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career): Alan Bosnich, because he taught me discipline and gave me life lessons as a kid.
Person with the greatest influence in my life (and why): My mother, because she always supported me and helped me when I was in need.
If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: Phone.
Last song I listened to: Hip Hop by Ace-Hood.
People would be surprised to know: I am the laziest person in the world.
I stay home to watch: Family Guy or anything on ESPN.
When I need luck for a big game, I: pray.
The funniest person I’ve ever met (and why): Cristen Mendez, because most of the stuff he says is so funny.
What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: Hopefully, good things.
Most embarrassing moment: During warm-ups, when I went in for a layup and my warm-up pants dropped to my ankles.
Most unforgettable moment: Winning the consolation championship of the Princeville Holiday Tournament.
Ultimate sports fantasy: Play in the NBA.
What I would like to do in life: Go to college to become a police officer.
Three words that best describe myself: Athletic, tall, funny.