Courtesy of UR Athletics

The UR men’s basketball team just completed an undefeated road trip, defeating Carnegie Mellon University and Case Western University.  Center Tyler Sankes (Rochester, NY) had a great game against Case Western.  He scored 14 points and pulled down 5 rebounds while going 6-6 from the floor.

What is your major?
Business and a minor in legal studies.

When did you start playing basketball?
I started playing basketball at the age of two and organized basketball by age seven.

Why did you choose to play basketball over other sports?
It was kind of hard not to because my dad played in college.  Also there was a basketball court in my backyard.

Where is your favorite place to play?
My favorite place to play is either the Palestra or a packed away gym.

What emotions do you feel while you are on the court?
The court is a buffer from emotions as all you focus on is playing the game; it’s almost numbing.

What is the hardest part of basketball?
The hardest part for me is dealing with things in the game that you cannot control such as officiating or the other team just hitting every shot.
What do you enjoy most about the UR Men’s Team?
What I enjoy most about the team is the genuine friendship that we have for one another.

Do you have a mentor? Or someone helped you get to where you are?
I would have to say my mentor is my dad. He has always been through similar situations that I would go through and is always there for advice.

What’s the best advice a coach has ever given you?
The best advice that I received from a coach was to always leave everything on the court.
Describe the UR men’s basketball team in five words or less.
Teammates with a common goal.

What has been your favorite basketball moment at UR so far?
My favorite moments so far would have to be our three wins in Europe against teams in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands.

What’s your favorite thing about UR?
Wilder 2.

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