Men's Basketball Team Roster

2017 - 2018
Men's Roster

 

adrian #1 Adrain Huerta

  Major: Kinesiology
  Transfer: Undecided

Why did you choose UW-Washington County? This school provided my major as well as a high success rate for students in my major. This school also has a great basketball organization that makes players feel they are a part of a family away from home.

What do you like about this year’s basketball team? This year’s team is very young and very talented. We are all a family and we bond well together.
Do you have any rituals that you must perform before a game and why? I have to listen to music before every game and have candy or a sugary drink to get my energy up.

What advice do you have for incoming students? If you come here you will have a great experience as well as all the resources you need to succeed at a 4 year university

 

Tariq #2 Tariq Frett

  Major: General Studies
  Transfer: Undecided

Why did you choose UW-Washington County? I chose UW-Washington County because it was a great opportunity to further my basketball career. UW Washington County also gave me a chance to experience a new environment.
What do you like about this year’s basketball team? What I like most about our team this year is the bond we have built on and off the court. I also like how we are able to get along very well on court.
Do you have any rituals that you must perform before a game and why? Before the game I like to lead a team prayer or pray on my own and read a bible verse. Doing these things helps me feel more comfortable and eliminate nerves before the game.
What advice do you have for incoming students? My advice to incoming students is to always make academics your first priority and to make the best of your college experience.

 

Derrick #3 Derrick Chaney

  Major: Business
  Transfer: Undecided

Why did you choose UW-Washington County? I chose UW-Washington County because it’s a great institution and the Professors are very helpful and care about their students.
What do you like about this year’s basketball team? We are a big family

Do you have any rituals that you must perform before a game and why? Consume a pre-game meal and get shots up before the game.

What advice do you have for incoming students? Stay on top of your academics

 

Trenton #4 Trenton Walstra

  Major: Computer Engineering
  Transfer:  Undecided

Why did you choose UW-Washington County? I picked UW-Washington County because of the small school atmosphere and for the great basketball team.

What do you like about this year’s basketball team? We work very hard on and off the court.

Do you have any rituals that you must perform before a game and why? Listen to music and pray to God thanking him that I get another chance to play this great sport.

What advice do you have for incoming students? Study hard and manage your time.

 

J #5  J Braxton Thomas

  Major: Undecided
  Transfer: Undecided

Why did you choose UW-Washington County? The Campuses a great fit for me academically and athletically

What do you like about this year’s basketball team? We all get along very well and we all have one goal and that is to win a championship.

Do you have any rituals that you must perform before a game and why? I watch mixed tapes on Devin Booker and Dejounte Murray because those are my two favorite players

What advice do you have for incoming students? Stay on top of your grades because education is very important.

 

David #10 David Wiley

  Major: Athletic Training
  Transfer:

Why did you choose UW-Washington County? Great people. Nice Environment

What do you like about this year’s basketball team? Everyone is friendly and willing to work with you.

Do you have any rituals that you must perform before a game and why? I like to eat hot-dogs and fries before games because its a solid meal that I enjoy most.

What advice do you have for incoming students? Come To UW-WC.

 

Ross #11 Ross Riegleman

  Major: Athletic Training
  Transfer: Undecided

Why did you choose UW-Washington County? For the personalized Education, low tuition, proximity to home, and ability to play basketball. to home, The students and Professors are very helpful.

What do you like about this year’s basketball team? We are all competitive and determined to reach our goals we have set as a team.

Do you have any rituals that you must perform before a game and why? I work on my ball handling, Put up game like shots before the game starts from different spots on the floor, Get penalty of rest, Pray for a great team effort.

What advice do you have for incoming students? Student first, athlete second.

 

Sam #13 Sam Krause

  Major: Finance
  Transfer: UW-Madison or UW-Whitewater

 

 Why did you choose UW-Washington County? It was a good way to get my associates degree and figure out what I wanted to major in before going to a 4 year school.

What do you like about this year’s basketball team? We have a very inexperienced team but everyone gets along well and we have learned quickly and adjusted to how each other play the game.

Do you have any rituals that you must perform before a game and why? I watch Shia Leboeuf's "Just Do It" motivational speech before every game.

What advice do you have for incoming students? Go to class.

 

Mitchell #21 Mitchell Behm

  Major: Finance
  Transfer: UW-Oshkosh

Why did you choose UW-Washington County? I chose UW-Washington County for the caring family atmosphere, the location to my hometown, the inexpensive education, and being a part of the basketball family.
What do you like about this year’s basketball team? Our team that we have this year has a lot of depth and we all care about each other.  UW-Washington County basketball is one big family that cares about everyone and their future.
Do you have any rituals that you must perform before a game and why? No matter the shot, I have to make the last one.  In addition, I enjoy zoning out to pregame music and eating a good meal beforehand.
What advice do you have for incoming students? Get active in your community and network!  You may make friends that will help you out in your future career!

 

Koy #22 Koy Walsh

  Major: UW-Madison or UW-Platteville
  Transfer: Mechanical Engineering

Why did you choose UW-Washington County? I chose UW-Washington County because it allows me to earn money working during the school year while paying lower tuition costs. It also allows me to continue playing basketball where elsewhere I may not have had this chance.
What do you like about this year’s basketball team? I like how well our team pushes the ball and plays up-tempo.  We advance the ball up the court very fast and are always looking to get open shots. Also, there are many guys on the team that can get hot at any moment so we are hard to defend. Everyone can knock down the open shot which gives our coaches a lot of flexibility for positioning players. We may be a young and undersized team, but I'm confident that our athleticism and basketball IQ will make us a championship contender this year.
Do you have any rituals that you must perform before a game and why? Not really, I just listen to music and try getting my mind into game mentality.
What advice do you have for incoming students? I really don't have much to say since I'm still in my first semester, but for the little bit of time I've been in school I've learned that you should challenge yourself and put the necessary time into your studies.  School is number 1 so always give your best.  Also, if you're stressed out from your school work or are just looking for something to do, joining basketball will let you relax and have fun with the guys.

 

Ahmad #23 Ahmad Pender, Jr.

  Major: Athletic Training
  Transfer:
Central State University

Why did you choose UW-Washington County? I chose UW- Washington County, because it is a perfect starting point to play college basketball.

What do you like about this year’s basketball team? We are all freshmen mainly.

Do you have any rituals that you must perform before a game and why? No, I am always ready to play!

What advice do you have for incoming students? Work hard on the court second and in the class first.

 

AJ #24 A.J. Barnes 

  Major: Business Administration
  Transfer: Undecided

Why did you choose UW-Washington County? I felt that it was the right fit for me academically and I felt UW-Washington County could help to play at a higher level than what I was recruited for coming out of high school.

What do you like about this year’s basketball team? The other teammates and the coaching staff. Everyone wants everyone to be better and everyone plays for one another.

Do you have any rituals that you must perform before a game and why? Yes, I pray before games. I do this because without God I would not be in the position I am in right now.

What advice do you have for incoming students? GRADES FIRST!!!!!!!

 

 

Darrian #32 Darrian Langerman

 ​​​​​ Major: Undecided
  Transfer: Undecided

Why did you choose UW-Washington County? I choose UW-WC because the tuition is low, great people, and I get to play the great game of basketball at the college level. 

What do you like about this year’s basketball team? This year’s basketball team is really competitive, we are ready for any task that is thrown at us. 

Do you have any rituals that you must perform before a game and why? I have a song playlist I listen to before every game. It hypes me up and gets me ready for the game. 

What advice do you have for incoming students? My advice would be, in college you need to be able to manage your time well and be able to enjoy the experience.

 

 

Taylor #35 Taylor Tidzump

  Major: Sports Medicine
  Transfer: university of Wyoming

Why did you choose UW-Washington County? It seemed like the best opportunity for me to get away from home and experience college.

What do you like about this year’s basketball team? All of us are ambitious and want to go even higher in our athletic careers

Do you have any rituals that you must perform before a game and why? I hype myself up and tell myself I’m the best player out there and cannot be stopped.

What advice do you have for incoming students? Study hard.