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Sophomore Justin Ward has been named the college's Muskie of the Week for his performances in action last week. Read about his success below.
Sophomore Justin Ward averaged a double-double in action last week to help lead the Lakeland College men's basketball team to a 2-1 record in Northern Athletics Conference play.
Ward averaged 26.3 points per game and 11.6 rebounds per game as Lakeland battled to stay atop the NAC North Division. In the Muskies' 92-79 win over Aurora University on Jan. 21, he scored a game-high 29 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds.
The Wisconsin Dells, Wis., native hit 60.7 percent from the field on 34-for-56 shooting and was named NAC student-athlete of the week. Ward leads the NAC in blocks per game (2.3), is second in points (297), is third in points per game (17.5), is sixth in free throw percentage (79.0) and field goal percentage (56.3) and is seventh in rebounds per game (7.1).
The 6-foot-10 forward is tied for 16th in the nation in blocks per game (2.3).
Ward is a business management major.
See what Ward has to say about his tremendous week: http://youtu.be/VXENaK3gg1k
Here's a look into Justin's personality:
TV: "Pawn Stars"
Movie: "Space Jam"
Q. Your presence in the paint gives the team an advantage, what do you look to do each game?
A: I look to make the best of my match up and contribute as much as I can on offense and defense.
Q: What's your biggest threat on offense?
A: My length.
Q: Kobe Bryant or LeBron James?
A: Kevin Durant.
Q: What's the best job you've ever had?
A: Working for my family business in the Wisconsin Dells.