December Athlete of the Month: Marek Beshear

Marek Beshear posing for a picture. Jenna Francois photo.

Q: How long have you been playing basketball?

A: Since I was 6 or 7.

Q: Who introduced you to basketball?

A: My dad, he signed me up. He likes watching all sports, so I picked up on it.

Q: Who’s an athlete you look up to?

A: Kawhi Leonard.

Q: What are your post-graduation plans? Is basketball included?

A: Basketball is not included, and I plan on attending Iowa next year.

Q: What position do you play?

A: Shooting guard.

Q: Who will be your biggest rival this year?

A: Ankeny because they are always a competition.

Q: What are your goals for this season?

A: To make it to state and be a top 8 team going into playoffs.

Q: How has your role on the team changed as a senior?

A: Being a leader, stepping up, doing things that people don’t always want to work for.

Q: What is the most challenging part of basketball?

A: It’s a long season so it’s hard on your body. Long practices, 5 days a week, with games.

Q: What personal changes are you making coming off of last season?

A: Not getting injured and staying healthy.