Offseason Opportunities: Porter Veach

No. 4, Porter Veach, Ascendance Capital Partners A senior from Winnetka, Illinois, Porter Veach worked in private equity this summer. “This summer I worked at a private equity firm in downtown Chicago, called Ascendance Capital Partners. My responsibilities there included building financial models to underwrite new deals, writing up investment memorandum for the investment committee, and…

Senior Sendoff: Waller Perez

We’ve got our last sendoff, on deck. Let us see what Waller Perez has learned over his four years at UChicago. Waller Perez, No. 10, Forward What has been the best part about being a member of the Maroons?   The best part of being a member of the University of Chicago men’s basketball team…

Senior Sendoff: Blaine Crawford

Another sendoff is here. This time Blaine Crawford takes a stroll down memory lane. Blaine Crawford, No. 44, Forward What has been the best part about being a member of the Maroons? Developing life-long connections with teammates, along with many memories of the great experiences we all have shared over the past four seasons.  …

Senior Sendoff: Tyler Howard

Today, it is time for Tyler Howard to do a little reflecting on the last four years… Tyler Howard, No. 11, Guard   What has been the best part about being a member of the Maroons? Making lifelong friendships with such an amazing group of guys, and being able to travel the country (and world)…

Senior Sendoff: Alex Gustafson

As the 2016-17 seniors get ready to graduate, they take a minute to reflect back on their four years as a University of Chicago Maroon. First up? Alex Gustafson. Alex Gustafson, No. 20, Guard What has been the best part about being a member of the Maroons? Definitely the lifelong friendships I’ve made with guys…

Get To Know: Jake Berhorst

Who? Jake Berhorst. Guard. 6-2. 180. No. 23. From? Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. High school? Badger. Studying? Economics. “Jake has a nice combination offensively between his shooting ability and ability to get to the basket. He handles the ball well and has good quickness which allows him to create for others.” -Coach Mike McGrath. What sealed the deal on you…

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…

Get To Know: Jordan Baum

Who? Jordan Baum. Guard. 6-3. 182. No. 24. From? Deerfield, Illinois. High school? Deerfield. Studying? Economics. “Jordan has a terrific feel for the game. He shoots well and is an excellent passer. He really sees the floor well. We are excited about his versatility.” -Coach Mike McGrath. What sealed the deal on you coming to play basketball for UChicago?…

Get To Know: Mattia Colangelo

Who? Mattia Colangelo. Guard. 6-3. 175. No. 32. From? Toronto, Ontario, Canada. High school? Upper Canada College. Studying? Economics. “Mattia can really shoot and we love how well he elevates on his shot. He is a good jumper and will only get more athletic as he matures physically. He also has a good feel for how to play the…

Get To Know: Cole Schmitz

The 2016-17 University of Chicago men’s basketball team has welcomed aboard five newcomers: Jordan Baum, Jake Berhorst, Mattia Colangelo, Cole Schmitz and Sam Sustacek. And with the Maroons season starting up this Tuesday, here is your chance to learn a little more about them. Who? Cole Schmitz. Forward. 6-5. 195. No. 3. From? Madison, Wisconsin….