To dominate the way Red River College’s Men’s Basketball team has in the past few years, it’s the little things that ultimately push your team to an elite level. It’s players like Lloyd Hildebrand, who are willing to buckle down on defense to get a stop, sacrifice their body to grab a rebound, and do the little things that it takes to win, who act as the backbone of a successful team.
The Rebel’s record improved to 6-1 after their 86-69 victory against Providence, a game in which Hildebrand was instrumental in, with 12 points and a game high 11 rebounds. Although he played a great game, the double-double performance is a regular occurrence for Hildebrand, who averages just 0.25 rebounds below a double-double per game.
“Lloyd has quietly become a very consistent performer for our squad,” says Rebels head coach Sukhvir Singh. “He improves every time he steps on the court, and with the huge upside he has, he’s only just began to touch his potential.”
If that’s true, then the rest of the league will need to take notice, as Hildebrand is top ten in league scoring, second in total rebounds, and the league leader in blocks. Not bad for someone who’s apparently only getting started.
Hildebrand is in his second year with the team, and is studying Mechanical Engineering Technology at Red River College.