Athlete of the Week: Alex Van Kalsbeek

Feature Q&A with Alex Van Kalsbeek


What is your favorite college or pro sports team?

Michigan basketball.

What sport, besides basketball, do you follow closely?

Football, specifically NFL.

Is “Die Hard” a Christmas movie?

Of course.

Who do you think will be in the Super Bowl and who will win it?

Ravens vs. Saints. Ravens take the W.

What did you want for Christmas this year?

V-Bucks.

What is your favorite musical group/artist?

Adam De Jong on the trumpet.

What is your favorite sports-related movie?

“Thunderstruck.”

Where is your favorite place to eat in N’West Iowa?

Szechuon Inn — hit it up.

Do you have a pregame ritual?

Some guys and I will eat at Subway before we go to the high school.

What is a skill you wish you had but do not?

I wish I could hunt like Justin Schipper. He is a deer slayer.

What is your favorite motto or quote?

“Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” Michael Jordan

What is your favorite basketball practice drill?

“Who’s the man?” drill.

What is your most memorable sports moment?

Last summer going to Las Vegas to play basketball with friends.