Q&A With Senior Swingman Ben Rand

GO HUSKIES Senior swingman Ben Rand has started four games for the Huskies this season.
Senior swingman Ben Rand has started four games for the Huskies this season.

Jan. 11, 2008

Senior swingman Ben Rand enters his final season as a member of the NIU men's basketball team and the Rochelle, Illinois native took some time out of his day to let Huskie fans learn more about himself.

Major: Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

Favorite Musical Artist: Citizen Cope

Best Concert Ever Attended: Kenny Chesney.

Favorite Sports Movie: Cinderella Man

Best Sporting Event Ever Attended: Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals when Mark McGwire hit his 61st homerun.

Favorite TV Show: The King of Queens. I think Kevin James is one of the funniest guys on television .

Favorite Pro Sports Team: Chicago Cubs. I've been a Cubs fan since I was a little kid.

Favorite Athlete: Steve Nash. He makes everyone else around him better.

Childhood Idol: Michael Jordan

Team I'd like to see added to the schedule: Illinois.

Best Player I Ever Faced: Amare Stoudemire. I played him at NIKE camp and he basically dunked on me because he's huge.

Best Player I Ever Played With: Jared Reiner.

Toughest Place I Ever Played: Ohio. Their fans are the loudest in the Mid-American Conference.

Most Famous Person I Ever Met: Bill Russell

Most People Don't Know This But: I have broken my nose ten times.



Most Prized Possession: MAC West Championship ring

Places I'd like to visit: Australia. Everyone I've talked to has said that it's the best place they've ever visited.

Best Part About Living in DeKalb: Pizza Pros - I like their cheese nuggets.

Best Moment at NIU: Beating Kansas State and DePaul at home during my sophomore year.

My First Memory of Basketball: Playing in the Rockford Boys Club League.

If I Didn't Play College Basketball I Would Play: Track. I've done long distance running for a long time.

Who Had the Greatest Impact on My Life: My Parents. They are the most unselfish people I have ever been around.

Pre-Game Rituals: Listen to Third Day.

Best Non-athletic Talent: Ghost Recon for XBOX 360

The Person I Would Choose to Be Stranded on a Deserted Island With: My girlfriend Kelly because I am terrible at cooking. I would starve by myself.

Pro Sport Team I'd Like to Play for: Chicago Cubs

If I had $1 Billion I would: Travel the World

Favorite Website: Google

Hobbies: Teasing Ryan Paradise, XBOX, movies, hanging out with family.

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