Boys Basketball Profile: Fern Berard

Fern Berard is a sophomore on the Malden High School varsity basketball team. Berard averages around 10.6 points per game and 4.1 rebounds.

Berard started his basketball career as early as middle school. Freshman year Berard attended the preseason workouts and coaches saw great potential in him. He began playing junior varsity basketball as a starter for the majority of the games.

As the season progressed, Berard was improving on his skills, which caught the varsity coach’s attention. It did not take long for Berard to get bumped up  to the varsity team which is almost unheard of for a freshman.

Berard’s motivation stems from his “[Amateur Athletic Union] AAU coach because he is the one who [helped him to be where he is now in] basketball.” His coach offers him “tips not only in basketball but in life too.” Berard explained that “he's the one that pushes [him] to do [his] best other than [his] parents.”

Berard is looking to improve on consistency. “There would be a few games [he] would do really well and others games [he] wouldn't do as great [so he] need[s] to be more consistent when it comes to the games,” explained Berard. He believes that if he's more consistent, the team will benefit more from his contributions.  

Abdul Ali

Senior Abdul Ali is entering his first year as a member of the Blue and Gold excited to gain experience with journalism. Ali is interested in exploring a new type of writing, and looks forward to reporting on local news stories. He has great interest in running and has been a part of the indoor and outdoor track teams for the past year. He looks to this school year with hopes of passing his two AP classes, AP World and AP Government, and receiving qualifying scores on his exams.

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