3-Point Club puts townsfolk
on Spartan men's basketball "team"
Area residents get the latest insider news on Spartan men’s basketball at a weekly conversation of the 3-Point Club at Manchester College.
Membership is open to all, from community youth to senior citizens. Spartan men’s basketball Head Coach Brad Nadborne and Assistant Coach Dugan Lyne talk about game plans and competition and preparation, always bringing along at least two of the student-athletes to share their perspectives.
The Tuesday gatherings at 11:30 a.m. in the upper College Union offer insight into Spartan game strategy and preparation, while providing positive role models to youth, says club coordinator Warren Garner.
“The players learn to know a group of fans other than students and their parents up-close and personal,” says Garner, a long-ago basketball and baseball Spartan and professor emeritus of education. “The fans gain an appreciation of the life of a basketball player at Manchester.”
Spartan players take away a great deal from meeting with basketball enthusiasts as well, says Lyne. “It’s great for our basketball players to see and appreciate the support from our fans.”
A lunch fee of $7.50 is payable at the weekly meetings of the 3-Point Club, which continue through the basketball season. Manchester opened HCAC conference play Saturday night with a 60-59 win over Hanover College. The next game is Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.