Get to Know Men’s Varsity Basketball’s Blake Anderson

| Basketball (M), News

Can you believe there are only three more months until Homecoming Weekend? The offseason is flying by, but we still have time to get to know a few more Thunderwolves varsity athletes! Check out our latest featured athlete below: Blake Anderson!

Blake Anderson

Name: Blake Anderson

Sport: Basketball

Program: Business

Year: Going into second year

 

Q: How long have you been playing basketball?

A: I have been playing basketball since I was in the second grade.

 

Q: What is your favourite thing about playing basketball?

A: My favourite thing about paying basketball is that it is a fast-paced game where you have to be both skilled offensively and defensively to be successful

 

Q: What is your favourite basketball memory NOT WITH the Thunderwolves?

A: My favourite basketball memory not with the Thunderwolves would be when I was in grade 8 playing for the blessed sacrament yellow jackets. I hit a half court buzzer beater to win the game against our rivals the waterloo warriors

 

Q: What is your favourite basketball memory WITH the Thunderwolves?

A: Last year was my first year with the team and I really enjoyed our first road trip which was to Edmonton

 

Q: What made you choose basketball as your sport?

A: I started playing when I was young and I became very competitive at the sport so I stuck with it.

 

Q: Why did you choose to come to Lakehead and play for the Thunderwolves?

A: When I was getting recruited to Thunderwolves and came up for a visit the atmosphere and environment at the games were like no other school that I visited.

 

Q: What are some of your goals for the upcoming season?

A: Personally, I would like to improve my minutes, shooting percentage and defense. As a team, we would like to represent Lakehead at the Canadian championship.

 

Q: How do you train over the summer?

A: Over the summer I train skills development with the coach 6 times a week and I am in the weight room 6 times a week. On top of that i normally do 1 pool workout a week.

 

Q: What is the best thing about being a student-athlete?

A: The best about being a student athlete is being able to represent the Lakehead community across Ontario while playing a sport i love to play.

 

Q: What is the hardest thing about being a student-athlete and how do you deal with it?

A: The hardest thing about being a student athlete is being able to manage my time between my sport and education. I deal with it by planning out my days well in advance

 

Q: What is something this sport has taught you?

A: Discipline. Anything you want in life you can set a goal to go get but you have to be disciplined to achieve that goal.

 

Q: Which teammate inspires you the most?

A: Last year I looked up to our veterans on the team who taught me a lot both on and off the court and i hope to one I can help other players adapt and develop.

 

Q: What is your favourite thing to do outside of basketball?

A: Nothing particularly I just enjoy hanging out with my friends

 

Q: What is your dream vacation destination and why?

A: Going to see a NBA championship game with a group of my friends

 

Q: What was the best summer vacation you’ve ever had?

A: It’s a tough question I have been blessed with so many good vacations and memories with my family.

 

Q: What is your favourite summer activity?

A; My favourite is activity working out and training to get better at basketball for the next season.

 

Q: What is your dream job?

A: My dream job would be able to play basketball professionally

Join Campus Rec Today!

Campus Recreation offers a wide range of activities for your fitness needs.

Click to learn more!

Sports Medicine Clinic

At the Lakehead University Sports Medicine Clinic, we provide high quality treatment aimed at restoring your mobility issues while reducing pain levels