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.