Meet Jerry Johnson Jr. and Jonathan Kasibabu

There’s no denying that Jerry Johnson Jr. (left) and Jonathan Kasibabu (right) are the ultimate power duo. Not only are they  incredibly talented basketball stars for your Fairfield Stags, but are also the funniest, most down-to-earth guys you will ever meet. These two freshman roommates continue to make a positive name for themselves both on and off the court.

Major:

Jerry: Political Science

Jon: Undeclared Business

Hometown:

Jerry: Memphis, Tennessee

Jon: The Democratic Republic of Congo

Relationship Status:

Jerry: Single

Jon: Single

HC: How would you describe your first year of being apart of Fairfield’s basketball team so far?

Jerry: It’s been a magical ride. It’s had its ups and downs, but at the end of the day it’s coming to a group a guys, who at first knew nothing about each other, but have built such an inseparable bond.

Jon: I would describe it as being part of a family. The great part of it is that we actually behave like a family and we always have each other’s back, no matter what.

HC: Both of you are very far away from home, what is the thing you miss most while you are away here at school?

Jerry: I miss my family. Being so far away from home and them not being able to see every game makes me feel like I’m missing something.

Jon: I miss the weather most and that I am not around family as much.  

HC: Why did you decide Fairfield was the best choice for you?

Jerry: Fairfield was the best academically rated school of all my other choices. I thought long term and for basketball of course. Fairfield had the most benefits that would help me in the future.

Jon: Well, I came for a visit to meet the team. I spent one day with them, and I felt like I’ve been with them forever. I knew I wanted to be a part of this group. I knew the coaches would also help me reach my goals and that the guys on the team would be another huge part of helping me achieve my goals.

HC: What are three things you look for in a girl?

Jerry: Personality, intelligence, and someone that can motivate me to be the best possible version of myself that I can be.

Jon: I look for her beauty, on the inside and out. She has to be able to hold a conversation and she has to be able to dance.

HC: If you could go anywhere in the world, with any person you wanted, where would you go and what would you do?

Jerry:  I would go to Paris, France, it’s the city of love. I would take Meagan Good, because I think she’s the most attractive person in this entire world. And because we’re in the city of love, I’m really hoping that I can get her to fall in love with me there.

Jon: If I could go anywhere in the world I would go to Gran Canaria (Spain) because it’s the best city I’ve ever lived in. Everything about it is amazing and I would love to be there with my grandmother, I just want her to experience it.

HC: Jerry, what’s the best part about living with Jon?

Jerry: I love living with another athlete. I also never run out of things to talk about with Jon. I share so many similarities with him, other than just basketball of course.

HC: Jon, what’s the best part about living with Jerry?

Jon: The feeling that I can tell him anything.

HC: Can you tell us something people would be surprised to know about you?

Jerry:  I sleep with one sock on.

HC: Why one sock?

Jerry: Sometimes I get cold and sometimes I get hot, so it’s a good balance.

Jon: The fact that I can play the flute.  Also, that I have three “first languages” which are French, Swahili, Lingala.

HC: Where do you hope your experiences at Fairfield will take you in the future?

Jerry:  To the bank laughing, with money in my pocket.

Jon: I hope that I will have a good job and be able to accomplish all the goals I’ve set for myself since childhood.

HC: What is something you cannot live without?

Jerry:  I cannot live without the support of my family.

Jon: I do not know what I would do if I could not play basketball. When I’m on the court, nothing else matters, I just want to put the ball in the basket.

Be sure to look out for numbers two (Jerry), and thirteen (Jon), on the court this basketball season!