Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ Dean Ellis, the head menâ€Â™sbasketball coach at Northern Michigan University, has announced that thefollowing student-athletes will be joining the NMU basketball team nextseason.  â€ÂœThis recruiting class is as talented as any we have had at NMU. Adding these players to our experienced returning roster will give us anoutstanding line-up for 2005-06,â€Â Ellis said.  â€ÂœWe are also planning to add oneor two more recruits this spring.â€Â


The recruits:


Ehren Wren, a 5-9 point guard, from Monona Grove High School and Cottage Grove, Wis.  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.  â€ÂœEhren is an extremely quickand intelligent point guard.  His work ethic and outstanding character makeshim an outstanding addition to the NMU basketball program,â€Â Ellis said.


Chris Warner, a 6-1 guard, from Dawson College in Montreal, Quebec.  He was a First Team All-AAA CEGEP pick and an All-Canadiannominee for the past season.  For the 2004-05 season he averaged 19.6 ppg. Ã¢Ã‚€Ã‚ÂœChris is a dynamic athlete and slashing type scorer with the ability to shootfrom the three-point line,â€Â Ellis said.  â€ÂœHe is a tenacious on the ball defenderin the open court and will add both offensive and defensive quickness to theteam.â€Â


Will Washington, a 6-0 shooting guard, from Sauk Valley Community College and Leo High School in Chicago, Ill.  He averaged 12.0 ppg tolead SVCC in scoring for the 2004-05 season.  â€ÂœWill is a pure jump shooter withNBA range.  He is also a very explosive leaper and scorer off the dribble,â€ÂEllis added.  â€ÂœHis shooting and scoring mentality is a major addition to theteamâ€Â™s perimeter offense.â€Â


Darren Jones, a 6-7 forward, from St. Claire County CommunityCollege and Sterling Heights Stevenson High School.  Jones averaged 15.0 ppgand 7.0 rpg for the 2004-05 campaign.  â€ÂœDarren has the ability to score in thepost and off the dribble,â€Â Ellis said.  â€ÂœHis athletic ability also allows himto be an outstanding defensive player in the post and on the perimeter.  Hewill add size, depth and inside scoring to the team.â€Â


Zach Fowler Jr., a 6-6 forward, from St. ClaireCounty Community College and Romeo High School.  He is the son of former NMUfootball wide receiver Zach Fowler Sr. 








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