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What is Trevor Booker's all-time favorite cereal?

Here's something you need to know about Trevor Booker.

He loves cereal.

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Loves it.

The newest Jazzman told the Washington Post last year that he eats up to 21 bowls of cereal a week.

It's an affinity carried over from his childhood in South Carolina.

"Growing up, all we would eat is cereal," he told reporters in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. "Probably at least 15 boxes a week between me and my brothers. We used to eat cereal any time of day. Sometimes we'd eat it for dinner."

The 6-foot-8 Booker keeps his pantry well stocked, but his favorite choice at the moment is Raisin Bran with bananas.

Tasty, no doubt.

But it hasn't dethroned his all-time favorite: Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

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On Dec. 13 of last year, Booker's Wizards suffered a narrow defeat, 101-99.

But Booker's play — a 24-point, 12-rebound performance — caught the attention of those in attendance. Among them: future Jazz coach Quin Snyder, whose Atlanta Hawks escaped with the victory.

Snyder hadn't forgotten when it came time to woo Booker.

"Yeah," the forward said with a smile. "He mentioned it."

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Like just about everybody else who has mentioned Snyder's hire this summer, Booker made a point to bring up the coach's player development background.

It'll be important for the Jazz on a couple levels.

"Not too many top free agents like Carmelo or LeBron would probably pick Utah over other cities," Booker said. "So with [Snyder] here developing these players, it's huge for the organization."

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Booker said he got some confused responses when he told people he was headed to Utah. One person who supported the idea: former Jazzman Josh Howard.

"He loved the city, so I'm sure I can love it too," Booker said.

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Booker wore No. 35 last year in Washington.

He won't get that chance in Utah; Darrell Griffith's old number hangs in the rafters at EnergySolutions Arena.

Instead, Booker hopes to wear 33 this year.

At the moment, that number belongs to forward Erik Murphy, who has an non-guaranteed deal with the Jazz and is fighting for a roster spot.

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Booker said he plans to be in Utah full-time beginning in late August.

He's already found a house in North Salt Lake.

Expect the pantry to be stocked with cereal very soon.

— Aaron Falk



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