Codi Miller-McIntyre ('16)

Name: Codi Miller-McIntyre

Year: Senior

Hometown: High Point, N.C. (but raised in Concord, N.C.)

Major/Minor: Communication and Philosophy

Favorite Food: Japanese

This hip-hop loving fashion guru is more than just Wake basketballs point guard! Go cheer on this weeks Campus Cutie, Codi Miller-Mcintrye, at the first basketball game on November 13!


HC (Her Campus): Can you tell us a little bit more about your involvement here at Wake?

CMM (Codi Miller-McIntyre): Aside for being point guard for the basketball team, I’ve recently started doing community work through the Miller Center. I go off-campus and participate in a mentoring program with children at local schools. I usually visit with the students for about 25 to 30 minutes during their recess time once or twice a week.


HC: That’s awesome! Now when did you start playing basketball? And how did you decide on playing for Wake?

CMM: Oh geez – I probably started playing as soon as I could walk! Maybe since I was four or five years old. Before I was getting recruited, Chris Paul and Justin Grey came to a game at Concord, and we all took a picture together. Meeting them was an amazing experience, because they were legends when they played here. When I started getting recruited, Wake Forest was the only big NCAA school that was really looking at me, so I felt a kind of loyalty to them when more scouts approached me and I became more well-known.


HC: What’s your favorite thing about basketball?

CMM: I just love the excitement and energy that comes along with each game.


HC: I’m sure basketball takes up a lot of your time, but do you have any other hobbies or activities you like to participate in outside of class?

CMM: I really like just hanging out it my apartment. I like to read a lot, especially about mindfulness and fashion. I also just got a dog about eight weeks ago, so I’ve been spending a lot of time with him.

HC: That sounds fun. A dog can take up a lot of your time! Now when is the first game this season?

CMM: Our first game is November 13!


HC: Do you have any pre-game rituals that you do?

CMM: I always have to put my socks and shoes on left, then right. If I don’t, I always feel completely out of sync. There have been times during games where I can’t remember if I put my shoes and socks on left right, so I’ll stop, take off my shoes and put them back on the right way! (Laughs).


HC: What’s your favorite memory from playing at Wake?

CMM: Probably when we beat Miami my freshman year. I think they were undefeated at the time. Being out on the court and being with all the students and the fans was just really special.


HC: I see you’re injured! What happened? Will you be out at the beginning of the season?

CMM: I fractured my foot at practice last Thursday. The day I get my cast off is the day of our first game, and it’ll probably take me a week or two to get back after that. I’ll probably miss two or three games. My trainer is saying four to six [games], but I’m going with two or three… (laughs)

HC: Yes, let’s hope it’s only two or three! Okay, enough about basketball – tell me a little more about you! What kind of music do you like?

CMM: Hip-hop definitely.


HC: Do you have one artist in particular that you really like?

CMM: Kanye West is definitely my favorite. 


HC: If you could have any superhero power which would you pick?

CMM: Definitely being able to read minds. I think it would be the most useful, and, unlike flying, no one would really know that you have it. 


HC: If you could take a girl on the “perfect date,” what would you do?

CMM: I would probably take her to the beach around sunset and have a picnic.


HC: Sounds perfect. And if you could describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

CMM: Hmm … that’s a hard question. I would say goofy, genuine, and strong-willed. 

HC: Do you have any plans for after graduation?

CMM: Yeah, I plan on playing professional basketball, either in the states or overseas. And then I want to use [my] experience to help build a training facility back home in Concord for basketball. I think it would help a lot of kids. I also want to somehow venture my way into fashion. I’m interested in styling, but I would like to learn more about the materials. I know what looks good, but not as much about how to make the clothes.


HC: Any parting words?

CMM: I would say – just try to do everything that makes you happy. Just take advantage of these four years and do what you want to do.