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Athlete of the Week: UMD’s Brandon Myer

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DULUTH, MN- As Brandon Myer's senior season winds down, his play has ramped up.

In the Bulldogs past three games, Myer has averaged 43 points.

He says the confidence and trust from his teammates and coaches is what fuels him.

"They love my success as much as I do, if not more and that's what gets me going. Then it goes with a lot of preparation. Shooting the shots that I prepare for and really just trying to win," said Myer.

Myer surpassed a milestone on February 22nd, becoming the school's all-time scoring leader in a game versus Bemidji State.

Head Coach Justin Wieck who's had a front-row seat the past two seasons, says it's his self-motivation that has helped him reach this accolade.

"He works really hard, he's in the gym every day. I don't have to ask him or beg him to come in and work, he's in on his own. I think over the course of his career, he's gotten better every single year. He's added different parts to his game or really refined parts of his game," said Wieck.

Myer and company now shift their focus to the NSIC tournament. With the games having big implications, Coach Wieck has told his team to not overlook anyone.

"Every game is a one-game season. I told our guys yesterday every night is senior night now. Every game is your last chance to play possibly. So you've got to attack it the right way," added Wieck.

The Bulldogs will meet up with Concordia-St. Paul in the 1st round. A team like UMD that is strong on the offensive side of the ball.

"We put up a lot of points, but they also put up a lot of points against us the last time too. We need to really lock in on defense, that's going to be the first priority. As long as we play our brand of basketball. That usually flows pretty well for us," added Myer.

Tip-off between the Golden Bears and Bulldogs is set for 7:30 PM on Wednesday.

Neil Vierzba

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