The group of four-year student-athletes within the program represents the ideals of Concordia Men's Basketball. Christian character. Toughness. Resilience. Class acts. Servant leaders. High academic achievers. Winners.
Concordia Men's Basketball enters 2021-22 feeling like it "left some meat on the bone" last season when the program missed out on the national tournament. The Bulldogs return their top seven scorers, including three All-GPAC honorees.
Gage Smith made an head-turning transformation from sophomore to junior season while becoming an all-conference player. Even better things could be in store in 2021-22 for Gage, who now has his brother alongside him.
The memories remain vivid for brothers Darin and Derek Engelbart, both 1,000-point scorers for Concordia Men's Basketball. The bond over No. 22 symbolizes their relationship as brothers.
Highlights from the 2020-21 Concordia Men's Basketball season included a dominant run at home, a sweep of Northwestern and All-GPAC performances from Carter Kent, Gage Smith and Justin Wiersema.
Justin Wiersema is the guy who catches every coach’s attention. It’s not simply because he’s good – it’s also because his motor never stops and his energy level never slips.
Thought picked sixth in the GPAC preseason poll, the Bulldogs like what they have with a backcourt that features Carter Kent and Justin Wiersema. Concordia is coming off a 2020 GPAC tournament title.
Carter Kent finds team success to be "addicting." The Crete High School product plans to take on more a leadership role this coming season as he progresses through a unique offseason.
Originally from Scotia, Neb., Glen Snodgrass arrived for classes at Concordia University in the fall of 1994. He starred on the hardwood and gridiron before becoming a state championship coach.
Let's answer the question: who wore it better? We ran down the top Bulldog men's basketball performers at each jersey number during the 20 seasons of GPAC hoops.