Q and A with Men's Basketball Senior Marcus Meyer

Photo by Danny Reise/WUSTL Photos
Photo by Danny Reise/WUSTL Photos

By Cassie Davis
Sports Information Intern

The Washington University in St. Louis men's basketball team will honor its lone senior Marcus Meyer prior to Saturday's contest against the University of Chicago. Meyer has helped guide the Bears to a 74-28 overall record in four seasons, good for a 72.5 winning percentage. WashU has made two NCAA Tournament appearances, and the Bears won a pair of University Athletic Association titles in 2017 and 2018.

Meyer reflected on the past four years with Sports Information Intern Cassie Davis. 

What made you choose WashU?
I chose WashU because I knew it was a place where I could place a high priority on academics as well as compete in the sport that I love. 

What is one of your favorite play(s) or game(s) from your time as a Bear?
Playing Illinois in an exhibition game. 

What is one thing you learned from Coach Edwards and Coach Juckem?
From both coaches, I learned that improvement is a process that doesn't occur over night. That it takes individual as well as collective effort to come together and improve as a team. 

How do you think being a part of the men's basketball team has enhanced your time here at WashU?
Probably the aspect of basketball that I'm most grateful for is the relationships that it has led me to possessing. Creating life-long relationships and memories with people spread out across the world.

How special has it been having your family involved in your four-year journey as a Bear?
Having the support of not just my parents but my whole family means everything to me. As I get older, I understand more and more what a blessing it is to have people like them in my life supporting and encouraging me to achieve my dreams whether it be on or off the court.

What are your future plans for after graduation?
After graduation, I will take the LSAT and begin applying to Law Schools. 

What role do you think basketball will play in your life after graduation?
Of the numerous lessons basketball has taught me throughout my life, I think the most important one is that you can't dwell on the past or any mistakes. After making a mistake there's always the next play to make up for it and I plan to take this philosophy with me the rest of my life.