BIRTH NAME: Nassir Shamai Little
BIRTHDAY: February 11th, 2000
ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Aquarius
Little hails from Orange Park, Florida, where he went to Orlando Christian Prep for High School.
Little’s favorite food is Hibachi. On a Tar Heels social media Q & A last year, Little told UNC fans, “give me some Hibachi with some white sauce… that’s my go to.”
One of his hobbies is playing the piano.
Academics Played A Key Role
Little was the salutatorian of his senior class in High School and member of the National Honor Society.
Little is the son of Harold and April, who both served in the U.S. military.
In January of this year, sports editor Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of the Daily Tar Heel sat down with Little to talk about various on and off the court topics, including what it was like growing up with both of his parent having military backgrounds.
Interview Question: How did having military background parents sort of help you in staying disciplined because I know you're not just a great basketball player, you're a great student. You were the salutatorian of your high school, so how did they help you with that?
Little’s Answer: Growing up, I feel like, they did a lot of work as a child. They’re not really strict. People think, ‘You have military parents and they’re like sit up straight all the time,’ for me it wasn’t really like that it was just kind of like, just being courteous and being conscious and as I got older in middle school, I had a rough year academically. But my parents were never the type to like, get mad at me about it because it wasn’t nothing that they taught me, like it’s not their grades, so I looked at myself in the mirror and I guess it’s just something in me, and I looked at myself and I said, ‘I want to do better.’ So I told myself that I’m going to do good for the rest of my high school, middle school, whatever career. Ever since that year, I started grinding, doing better in the classroom and I’ve been good ever since.
Subway Is About To Have A Big-Time Customer
Days ahead of the 2019 NBA draft, TMZ Sports caught up with Little before he was about to get on a flight out of Washington DC.
Little was nice enough to answer a number of random questions in the airport. He showed off his sense of humor when he was asked about what he plans on buying once he signs that first NBA contract.
Spoiler alert: He is about to “Eat Fresh” A LOT.
As a freshman in college, Little proved he can interact with fans and show his personality with the best of them.
UNC Fans were treated to a “get to know freshman Nassir Little in this exclusive, fan-submitted Q&A on UNC Basketball’s Instagram.”
Some of the IG questions included, why did he cut his hair, does he have good enough dance moves, and why he chose North Carolina.
Fans also found out that Little’s pregame playlist is all about Drake -- “Anything by Drake is fire.”
Get to know more about Little off the court right here with the Tar Heel Q & A: