Basketball is a way of life for the Guebert family. Twins Madison and Drew from Apple Valley are standout players for South Dakota State and the University of Sioux Falls, respectively. Their mother, Melissa, is the all-time leading women’s scorer at Augustana. And that’s not all.
To say basketball is in Madison Guebert’s blood is an understatement.
“Slightly, it is slightly important to the Guebert family yep,” Madison said.
Madison is a senior starter at South Dakota State. Her twin brother Drew is the same at the University of Sioux Falls. They both, however, say their mom is the best player the family has to offer.
“Definitely my mom. She just killed it back in the day,” Drew said.
“In her prime, probably my mom,” Madison said.
While Madison and Drew each hold the record for most 3-pointers at their respective schools, they don’t have as many points as their mom who’s the all-time leading scorer at Augustana without ever shooting a three.
She was Melissa Olson back in the 80s and the Sioux Falls Lincoln grad averaged nearly 24-points a game for the Vikings in 1987.
“Scored like 2,000 points and that was without a three-point line. Pretty impressive,” Drew said.
While the twins are highly competitive with each other, Drew likes to point out he was born first, they do admit to having that special twin relationship.
“I’d say the twin telepathy thing isn’t real but we definitely understand each other a lot more than normal siblings or other people,” Drew said.
“We get asked that all the time but I don’t think a true super power but I definitely think there’s kind of like an unspoken connection you could say,” Madison said.
While Drew’s USF career ended this weekend in a loss to Northern State, Madison will suit up for the Jacks this Saturday at the Summit League tournament. That won’t be the last time you see the Guebert name in South Dakota though. Their little sister Macy is heading to USD. Drew is ready to don the Coyote red.
“I definitely will. I don’t know about Madison but I mean. I’ll definitely be ready to wear some red,” Drew said.
“Maybe like her senior year, senior night or something but until then. She made it very clear to me that I’m not to wear Jackrabbit colors and I was like, ‘OK. I understand that,'” Madison said.
In the meantime, the family is hoping to watch Madison and SDSU play several more games this year.
The SDSU women take on Purdue Fort Wayne in the Summit League quarterfinals this Saturday at noon at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.