Junior Tyler McCreadie has been named the Southern Virginia University Knight of the Week for the week of Jan. 21.

McCreadie stands 6'10" and is the starting center on the men's basketball team. He is averaging 8.3 points a game while shooting 58.1 percent from the floor with 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game in his final season.

In an interview, we sat down and got to know Tyler a little better.

What made you interested in basketball?

"I started playing when I was in second grade around seven or eight years old. I have always been tall for my age and basketball is a sport I have enjoyed playing."

What/who inspires you?

"Overall one of the big reasons is my dad he never received a chance to play. It's fun to play knowing my dad worked hard for me to have the opportunity. I am inspired by my team each day at practice."

What brought you to Southern Virginia?

"The former head coach Tony Caputo reached out to me. I thought about it while serving on my mission. I decided on Southern Virginia because they are a great fit for me and the fact that I can continue to play basketball."

What have you enjoyed about this season?

"In regards to our team, I have enjoyed seeing our new or young teammates perform well. On a personal side, I have had some dunks this season that I made myself proud."

What are your future plans after graduation?

"After graduating with a degree in biochemistry I plan on having a gap year where I can decide my next plan for my career. I want to pursue a career in dentistry or orthodontic care and raise a family."