MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Dean Ellis, the head menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™sbasketball coach at Northern Michigan University, has announced that thefollowing student-athletes will be joining the NMU basketball team nextseason.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œThis recruiting class is as talented as any we have had at NMU.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Adding these players to our experienced returning roster will give us anoutstanding line-up for 2005-06,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ellis said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWe are also planning to add oneor two more recruits this spring.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Ehren Wren, a 5-9 point guard, from Monona Grove High School and Cottage Grove, Wis.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For the 2004-05 season he was a First TeamAll-State Division II selection, was the Badger South Conference Co-Player ofthe Year as Wren averaged 15.1 ppg and 5.0 apg.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œEhren is an extremely quickand intelligent point guard.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ His work ethic and outstanding character makeshim an outstanding addition to the NMU basketball program,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ellis said.
Chris Warner, a 6-1 guard, from Dawson College in Montreal, Quebec.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He was a First Team All-AAA CEGEP pick and an All-Canadiannominee for the past season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For the 2004-05 season he averaged 19.6 ppg.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œChris is a dynamic athlete and slashing type scorer with the ability to shootfrom the three-point line,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ellis said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œHe is a tenacious on the ball defenderin the open court and will add both offensive and defensive quickness to theteam.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Will Washington, a 6-0 shooting guard, from Sauk Valley Community College and Leo High School in Chicago, Ill.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He averaged 12.0 ppg tolead SVCC in scoring for the 2004-05 season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWill is a pure jump shooter withNBA range.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He is also a very explosive leaper and scorer off the dribble,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚Ellis added.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œHis shooting and scoring mentality is a major addition to theteamÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s perimeter offense.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Darren Jones, a 6-7 forward, from St. Claire County CommunityCollege and Sterling Heights Stevenson High School.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Jones averaged 15.0 ppgand 7.0 rpg for the 2004-05 campaign.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œDarren has the ability to score in thepost and off the dribble,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ellis said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œHis athletic ability also allows himto be an outstanding defensive player in the post and on the perimeter.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Hewill add size, depth and inside scoring to the team.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Zach Fowler Jr., a 6-6 forward, from St. ClaireCounty Community College and Romeo High School.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He is the son of former NMUfootball wide receiver Zach Fowler Sr.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚