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Meet the Student-Athletes: Basketball

Reis Thomas '23Forward Reis Thomas ’23 comes from Brownsburg High School in Brownsburg, Indiana. He is majoring in Spanish. He has started in all 12 games and averaged 8.4 points and a team-high 6.4 rebounds per contest.

Guard Mason James Naaman ’24 comes from Plainfield High School in Plainfield, Indiana. He is majoring in biology.

Forward Sam Comer ’24 went to Danville High School in Danville, Indiana. He is majoring in PPE and earned four varsity letters in basketball in high school.

Mason James Naaman '24Guard Kayden Beatty ’25 went to Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is majoring in Spanish.

Guard Jack Davidson ’22 went to Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, Indiana. He is majoring in economics. His season high is 34 points against Mount St. Joseph University.


What is your favorite movie?

Thomas: The Shawshank Redemption

Naaman: Like Mike

Sam Comer '24Comer: The Internship

Beatty: Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

Davidson: National Treasure


What goals do you have for yourself/the team this year?

Thomas: To win a Conference Championship

Naaman: To win the conference and more!

Kayden Beatty '25Comer: Ultimately our team goal is to win the NCAC conference and make a run in the NCAA tournament.

Beatty: A goal for myself is to improve my game every day. The goal for the team this year is to win it all, just like the next three years.

Davidson: Win the conference championship/make NCAA tournament.


What is the best advice that has been given to you?

Thomas: Control what you can control and let the rest figure itself out.

Jack Davidson '22Naaman: A stonecutter goes by The Stonecutter’s Credo. That is that when the stone breaks at the 101st strike, it wasn’t just that single strike that broke the stone. It was all 100 strikes before the last one that broke the stone.

Comer: Always bet on yourself.

Beatty: Do not fall into the entitlement trap of feeling like you're a victim. Life is not easy, so work harder.

Davidson: Nobody cares, work harder.