21 Questions with Skyforce Guard Erik McCree

By Matt Dykstra | December 12, 2017

We caught up with Erik McCree for 60 seconds after practice yesterday to ask him some really big, really important questions about basketball, life, and some of his favorite things. Learn more about one of Sioux Falls’ most prolific scorers in the time it takes you to walk to the water cooler and back!

1. What will be your next big purchase? “Probably clothes.”

2. What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? “Life.”

3. What’s the best gift you’ve ever given someone else? “A watch.”

4. What’s your favorite movie genre? “Drama.”

5. Which actor would you choose to play you in a movie about your life? “Denzel Washington.”

6. What would you be doing if you weren’t playing in the NBA? “I would have a job somewhere downtown in a corporate office.”

7. Why do you wear the #2? “I used to wear number three as a kid, but that was taken so I started wearing number two because it was the closest number to three.”

8. Who was your favorite NBA player growing up? “Kobe.”

9. What NBA player would you compare your game to? “Melo.”

10. What’s your favorite video game? “NBA 2K.”

11. Where was the coolest venue you’ve ever played a basketball game in? “Probably the Carrier Dome at Syracuse.”

12. What has been the best part about living in Sioux Falls so far this season? “The small town atmosphere.”

13. What is your favorite type of shoes (on and off the court)? “On the court, definitely Kobes. Off the court, probably Yeezys.”

14. What’s your favorite sport other than basketball? “Football.”

15. What’s the most points you’ve ever scored in a game? “39.”

16. What NBA G League arena have you enjoyed playing in the most so far this season? “The Landers Center when we played Memphis.”

17. What have you been trying to improve upon most during your time with the Skyforce this season? “Seeing the floor better offensively and being in better position off the ball defensively.”

18. Is there an advantage to being left handed? “Definitely. Driving the ball is the biggest advantage.”

19. Who has been the most influential person in your life? “My mom.”

20. If you could vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you go? “The Bahamas.”

21. Have you ever experienced a “real” winter like you’ll experience in Sioux Falls this year? “Definitely not!”