Get To Know: Sam Sustacek

Who? Sam Sustacek. Center. 6-8. 215. No. 33

From? Plymouth, Minnesota.

High school? Orono.

Studying? Economics.

“Sam is an excellent passer as a post player and he is very willing to play hard and physical. Those are traits that are often hard to find in post recruits. His work ethic and competitiveness are definite strengths.” -Coach Mike McGrath.

What sealed the deal on you coming to play basketball for UChicago? “Being at a fantastic school in such a wonderful city were huge selling points for me. I also had a blast on my visits and really liked the guys and coaches.”

What is your favorite thing about Hyde Park, so far? “Harold’s Chicken Shack. Sensational.”

What NBA player(s) would you compare your game to? “Dirk Nowitzki. I have a weird shot, I’m tall and have floppy blonde hair, but I can still hoop.”

What is your favorite meal ever? “My mom’s chicken pot pie.”

 What song and/or album gets you going most before a game? “Sneakin’ by 21 Savage and Drake.”

What class at UChicago are you most looking forward to taking? “American Sign Language.”

Assemble a dream team starting five of current NBA players…

PG-Mike Conley

SG-James Harden

SF-Kawhi Leonard

PF-Blake Griffen

C-Karl Anthony-Towns.”

What is your favorite basketball moment so far in your life? “The two state tournaments I played in during high school.”

What is your favorite sneaker of all time? “Kyrie 1s.”

Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat? “Twitter and Instagram: @samsusty.”



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