Kristen Simon shares love of fans, Kobe Bryant

Kristen Simon is an undeclared 6-foot-1 forward at Windward (Los Angeles) and the No. 43 prospect in the 2013 class. She shares some of her secrets in this edition of "Meet The Prospects."

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Kristen Simon has played alongside other big-time stars, including Texas' Imani McGee-Stafford and current teammate Jordin Canada.

Nickname: Kris

Other than basketball, what is your favorite hobby? Writing, making jokes and playing drums.

If you could go one-on-one with anyone, who would it be? Kobe Bryant. He is such a competitor.

If you had to compare your game to a current college or pro player, who would it be? I'm a mixture of Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks, Shaquille O'Neal, Kevin Love and Zach Randolph.

Who is your role model? Kobe Bryant. His work ethic is amazing, he's a competitor and he never backs down from a challenge.

What is the most important thing basketball fans should know about you? I love fans. No matter who they are. I love support. Without the fans there would be no point to the games.

What is your favorite basketball moment so far? Winning the state regionals my freshman year.

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