SEWARD, Neb. – Concordia University men’s basketball senior Brevin Sloup joined the Cascade Hoops Talk podcast to discuss his career as a Bulldog and the 2019-20 season that recently concluded. The podcast was released on Thursday (March 26). Most notably among the honors he received, Sloup garnered honorable mention All-America accolades for his performances this winter.
Some highlights from the podcast:
On choosing Concordia: A lot of people know I love the town of Seward so that played a big role in me going to Concordia. I had a great connection with the coaches right off the bat when they started recruiting me. I really felt like they believed in me and they saw a good fit for me at Concordia … probably the biggest factor going into it was the whole faith aspect of Concordia and being able to grow spiritually in every aspect of life. You have teachers, faculty members and coaches who understand that their relationship with Jesus Christ is really important. I feel like I really grew spiritually in my time at Concordia.
On memorable win at Jamestown: That was probably one of the most fun games we played all year. Early in the second half we were down by 18, I think. There was a lot of confidence in the locker room still, even being down 13 at half. I had a really good feeling we were going to come back. It was just really special. We started going on a run and once we got it to overtime, we knew we were going to win. We had all the momentum and all the confidence in the world. It was definitely a huge win because winning that game allowed us to host in the first round of the conference tournament. There was a lot of weight on that game.
On GPAC championship game: That was probably the most fun game I’ve had in my career. The Corn Palace was an amazing atmosphere. They live and die Dakota Wesleyan basketball up there so you have a lot of fans packed in there. It was an amazing night … the building was shaking throughout the game. It was just a lot of fun. It was a special, special night.
On most memorable basketball moments in Seward: In terms of my high school career, it was probably getting to 1,000 points and becoming the all-time leading scorer for the high school. No one had ever scored 1,000 points at Seward High School so to be the first person to ever do that was something really special. In terms of college, it’s got to be this season as a whole – and I would definitely say the win at the Corn Palace. That was just an unbelievable night to win the conference for the first time in 15 years for Concordia … those are probably my two favorite moments.
On classes right now: We’re all online for the rest of the semester. It’s definitely an adjustment. It’s an adjustment for everybody. It’s kind of unfortunate to end my senior year like this, but we’re making do.
Sloup career highlights:
· 1,246 career points (18th in program history)
· Senior year honors: Honorable Mention All-American; First Team All-GPAC
· Second Team All-GPAC as a junior
· Career high 33 points in upset of No. 7 Briar Cliff (Jan. 12, 2019)
· 16 career games of 20+ points
· Helped Concordia to a four-year record of 77-49 with a 2020 GPAC tournament title and national tournament appearance