NIU and CMU square off for the first of two meetings in 11 days
Prep: Concluded his career at Dowagiac High School as its all-time leading scorer with 1,969 points ... Averaged 29.1 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as a senior at Dowagiac while leading the Chieftains to an 18-3 record ... Finished fifth in Mr. Basketball voting in the State of Michigan ... Named to the 2013 Associated Press Class B All-State First Team and the Detroit Free Press Class B All-State Team ... Averaged 27.8 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals as a junior in 2011-12, leading Dowagiac to a 16-6 record while earning Associated Press Class B All-State honors ... As a sophomore, he led Dowagiac High School to the Michigan Class B State Semifinals for the first time since 1983, while earning third-team all-state honors from the Detroit News ... A three-sport standout in basketball, football and track, he was named the South Bend Tribune's Boys Athlete of the Year in both 2012 and 2013 ... Earned the Division 2 state long jump championship as a senior with a jump of 23-5 1/4.