Q&A with Basketball’s Bryce Dulin ’18

Name: Bryce Dulin

Sport: Men’s Basketball

Hometown: Nixa, Missouri

Class: 2018

Major: Quantitative Economics

Service Assignment: Navy Pilot

What drew you to attending the USNA?
I was recruited for basketball and I knew about the Army-Navy football game, but I had to do some more research. I talked to some family friends who knew about the Academy. I started to see what a great opportunity it would be to come here.

How did you first become interested in basketball?
I played a lot of sports growing up, and as far back as I can remember I always had a ball in my hand. I would play basketball with my dad and my older brother. I remember being outside shooting with my brother when I was about five years old.

What is something about the sport that most people don’t know or understand?
The speed of the game. When you watch the game on TV or see it from the stands, it looks like you are moving slowly. But when you are out there playing, the speed of the game is so much quicker than you would expect.

What is the best part about your hometown?
The Chinese food is great, especially compared to around here.

Name three artists on your music play list.
Lecrae, Aha Gazelle, Andy Mineo.

If you could play another sport, what would it be and why?
Football used to be my favorite sport. But I stopped playing in high school and focused on basketball. I’d love to play college football. It would be a lot of fun. I played running back growing up but I would probably be a wide receiver if I kept playing.

How has athletics shaped your Academy experience?
Playing basketball at the Academy has definitely made my time here very enjoyable. It’s been great to be a part of a team, having teammates around you every day and being able to travel and go different places. We have a goal this year to win the Patriot League Championship. I’m a competitor at heart and have always enjoyed playing for a certain goal.

What is your avorite place you have visited in your life and why?
We played Oregon at Pearl Harbor in Hawai’i my sophomore year on the Pearl Harbor base. It was really special. My family got to come out. I got to meet a bunch of coaches like Jay Wright from Villanova.

Knowing what you do now, what would you tell yourself on Induction Day?
Just keeping going. There will be a lot of highs and a lot of lows. Don’t get too down on the lows or too high on the highs. Just keep persevering through everything.

What advice do you have for younger athletes who are interested in the Academy?
Take the opportunity. It’s hard, but you get to be a Division I athlete, you get a great education and you get a guaranteed job after school. Those are all reasons that I came here. It’s about more than just playing basketball. You will become a better leader and a better person overall.

My hidden talent is …
I can play the drums.


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