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Athlete profile: Julian Livingston, men’s basketball

Sarah Pardus
Chief Copy Editor

With the beginning of winter brings the beginning of basketball season. Just six

Men’s Basketball playing a home game against Johns Hopkins University. (Photo: Goucher Athletics Website)

Men’s Basketball playing a home game against Johns Hopkins University. (Photo: Goucher Athletics Website)

games into the season, the men’s team is currently 2-4. Julian Livingston ‘16 of Bowie, MD has helped bring the Gophers to their two victories as a forward who started in 13 of the 24 games he played in last year. Livingston started out playing football and baseball as a child before settling on basketball for the last ten years.
The sophomore chose Goucher because it was a small school that he felt comfortable at. He felt like he could succeed both in playing basketball and in earning a college degree. Livingston plans to major in Economics and minor in Business Management.  The basketball player has scored 90 points so far this season, with an average of 18 points per game and hopes to be named all-conference this year. When asked about the team, Livingston said the goal is to make the playoffs at the end of the season. He also noted that the team is very young but “talented at the same time.” A young team inevitably has its struggles in the beginning because they have not had the opportunity to play as a cohesive unit like the more experienced teams, and collegiate sports are an entirely differently ball game. However, starting from scratch with a court of younger players does have its advantages as well. Livingston believes “the experience and maturity needed to be a great team will come as we continue to play.” As they continue to face their Landmark Conference opponents this year, they will gain that experience to become something great.

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