Friday, April 3, 2009

Biber makes successful return to Dartmouth


HANOVER, N.H. - Former Lorain County’s Mr. Basketball and Admiral King grad Dan Biber returned to play basketball at Dartmouth College this past season after taking a leave of absence in the 2007-08 season.

Although the team struggled with a 9-19 record, Biber started six of 25 games played, and was fourth on the team in scoring. He averaged 5.8 points and nearly three rebounds per game, while playing nearly 16 minutes per game.

In the 2006-07 season, Biber was fifth on the team in scoring and rebounding.In his freshman campaign in ‘05-’06, he scored his career high of 16 points against Yale, hitting 6-of-9 from the floor, including two 3-pointers.

Biber is the only Lorain County graduate currently playing Division I basketball, but his brother Josh Biber, of Southview, hopes to follow him.

After reading his biography at Dartmouth’s website, I found his family very interesting.

Not only is his dad Paul Biber a former legendary coach in Lorain County, but he also played football at Navy and Toledo in his younger days. His uncle Patrick Biber played college basketball at N.C. State and Tampa, and was drafted by an ABA team and later signed with the Boston Celtics. His aunt Diana played basketball and volleyball at Ohio, and briefly in pro leagues. His grandfather Paul Biber Sr. played football at Wisconsin. His great uncle John “Knuckles” Biber was a pro boxer and his other great uncle Al Kellar was a catcher in the Cleveland Indians’ organization and once caught the great Bob Feller.

Sounds like sports runs in the Biber blood.

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