Dan Better was a three-sport athlete participating in football, basketball, and baseball. In baseball, he was a pitcher, outfielder, and strong hitter over the course of a two year varsity career. He also played two years of varsity football. In basketball, his 828 career points ranked fifth all-time at the time of his graduation, and currently ranks seventh all-time in Mount Morris boys’ basketball history. began his varsity basketball career as a sophomore in 1967 and led the team in scoring for two consecutive seasons. During his three year varsity basketball career, he helped lead the Blue Devils to two consecutive Livingston County titles in 1969 and 1970. The highlight of these years came in 1969 where he averaged 17 points per game, 9 rebounds per game, and scored 24 points in the Sectional Final game to lead the team to the Section V, Class C Championship. During this incredible season he was named to the Section V, Class C All-Star team, the All-Greater Rochester Basketball team, and was also named the MVP of Section V, Class C Basketball. One of his best regular season games was against Letchworth where he scored 33 points. The team scored 108 points in total that night which is still to this day the most points ever scored by a Mt. Morris varsity basketball team. The 1970 basketball team led by this man finished the regular season with a very impressive 14-2 record and they were on their way to another championship run. If not for a fluke injury at the sectional semi-finals against Elba in 1970, the Blue Devils most likely would have been Sectional champs two consecutive years. In that season, for the second year in a row, this man was named to the All-Greater Rochester Basketball team.