Athlete of the Week: Lance Berends

Feature with Lance Berends 

Averaged 22 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in split


What is your favorite flavor of sports drink?

Glacier Freeze Gatorade.

What is your favorite sport to watch?

Football.

Is there a brand of basketball shoes you prefer?

Jordans.

Which team besides your own has the best high school uniforms?

Unity Christian’s home jerseys.

Who is your early pick to win the NCAA men’s basketball tournament this year?

Gonzaga.

What is your favorite food?

Crab.

What is your favorite subject in school?

Drafting with Mr. (Russ) Spier.

Is there a line or phrase your coach says the most?

“I”m gonna call a spade a spade” — Coach Tom Lidiak.

What is the most important skill a big man can have in basketball?

Footwork.

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

McDonald’s and Pizza Ranch.

Do you have any pets?

I have a Chesapeake Bay retriever named Jordy.

Where would your ideal vacation be to?

Fishing trip to Canada.

What is your favorite sports movie?

“Hoosiers.”