Meet the Athletes - Oct. 29, 2021

Ben Joelson and Talynne Buckmon, Collin College Basketball 2021-2022
Photos by SARA CARPENTER

Get to know your Collin College student athletes in this regular feature. This week, we meet members of the men's and women's basketball teams.

Name: Talynne Buckmon
Hometown: The Woodlands, Texas
Position: Shooting guard
Plans/goals after graduation: To continue my education at a four year university and pursue a sports management degree
Previous school: College Park High School
Other high schools/colleges/league teams played for: Houston Skyrise
Favorite book:  Oh the places you'll go
Favorite movie: Love and Basketball
Favorite quote: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
Who do you respect most in life and why? My sister because I admire her strength
What accomplishment are you most proud of? My son
Why did you choose Collin College? It has an awesome staff. It felt like home, and I felt like I would grow as a person and athlete.

Name: Ben Joelson
Hometown: Flower Mound, Texas
Position: Power forward
Plans/goals after graduation: Earn my business degree and Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Previous school: Metro State University of Denver (Colo.)
Other high schools/colleges/league teams played for: Flower Mound Marcus High School
Favorite book:  The Count of Monte Cristo
Favorite movie: Unbroken
Favorite quote: "Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard."
Who do you respect most in life and why? My parents. They are great.
Why did you choose Collin College? Because of the great coaching staff