Campus Profile: Jon Axel Gudmonsson

As a continuation of Her Campus’s collaboration with Cats Stats, we have interviewed a second player, Jon Axel Gudmonsson. For those of you who don’t know, Cats Stats is a student group focused on empowering Davidson students interested in sports analytics while helping Davidson athletic teams, like the men’s basketball team. Jon Axel is the 6’4 guard from Grindavik, Iceland. He played a total of 985 minutes this season (the third most on the team!), which is especially impressive because he’s a freshman. It has always been his dream to play D1 basketball in the states, and he chose Davidson when Bob Mckillop started recruiting him and he heard about Davidson’s academic reputation. Read on to find out the ~juicier~ details of this star.

Favorite food? Chinese

Favorite commons dish? Thanksgiving at commons

Go to pump-up song? Sideline Watching by Lil Uzi Vert

Celebrity Crush? Beyoncé or Selena Gomez

Favorite thing about Davidson? How small the school and that gives you the opportunity to get to know more people.

If you were stranded on an island and could only have 3 things, what would they be? Phone, house, and boat

Favorite animal? Dolphin

Any Pets? No

Favorite movie? Despicable Me

Favorite professional basketball player (besides Steph)? Lebron James

Most dramatic basketball moment? When I was playing on the national team in Greece in the final four and we ended up winning, and Greece and made it to the final game.

Favorite item at Cookout? Oreo Milkshake

Do you have any siblings? Yes, I have two younger brothers

Is basketball in America different than in Iceland? Yea, the basketball here is much more physical and the people are more athletic.


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