Hugo the Hornet Bio
Birthdate: November 4, 1988
Home: Nest at the New Orleans Arena
Appearance: A purple and teal Hornets with a ruffle of yellow hair on his head
Objective: To entertain the public with his acrobatic antics and comical routines during quarter breaks and timeouts as well as crowd interaction.
Special Skills: At a moment's notice, Hugo can transform into either of his alter egos, "Super Hugo" (the three-time NBA Slam Dunk Champion) or "Air Hugo" (larger than life presence that helps "sting" the opposing team with his antics during timeouts). He is also an avid inventor, creating such masterpiece dunks as the "Flip Dunk", the "Helmet Dunk" and the world-famous "Bug on the Windshield Dunk."
Personal: Hugo enjoys spending time flying around to visit different schools, hospitals, parties and anyone in need of encouragement and a smile. He is also a big supporter of all the New Orleans Hornets community efforts like Read to Achieve and the Hornets Caravan.
Hobbies: Bungee jumping, skydiving, playing basketball (of course!), roller blading, race car driving, flying and dancing.
Accomplishments: Hugo has accomplished quite a bit during his illustrious career:
*Three-time winner of the NBA Mascot Slam Dunk Championship
*Two-time NBA "Best Mascot" award winner as voted by NBA Inside Stuff
*Winner of the 1994 Stuffy Award for the Best Mascot as voted by NBA Inside Stuff magazine
*Featured on NBA Inside Stuff and in such foreign magazines as New Sports and 5 Majeur