“I like the coach and I know a lot of the other players on the team,” responded Tyler Arrowsmith, on his choice to attend Huntington University. “I wanted to make my decision before the season so that I could just focus on what I needed to do for the year. I am looking forward to working hard and playing solid team ball this season.”
“I am happy for Tyler and his family, I know that Huntington has been recruiting him for a while,” said Churubusco Coach Michael McBride. “Tyler feels really comfortable there and I think that it will be a good fit for him. It is going to be a great opportunity for him to get a college degree and have the opportunity to play basketball at the next level.”
Arrowsmith, a 6’8 forward who’s known for his shot-blocking ability, helped guide the Eagles to a 15-7 record last season and a second place finish in the NECC with a league record of 9-1. As a junior he averaged 12.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 4 blocks per contest and for his efforts was an NECC All-Conference pick and member of the All-State Honorable Mention Team.
“We are excited that Tyler has decided to be a Forester,” said Head Coach Ty Platt. “He is a big kid who can score, has a nose for the ball, and has tremendous upside to his game. Tyler will help fill a role that we will need in the post next year. I am confident Tyler will have a great career and will leave his mark on our men’s basketball program.”
“I’m really pleased we had a couple of schools in the Fort Wayne area looking at Tyler,” commented Tyler’s dad, Dale Arrowsmith. “We have looked at both programs and we really like what Coach Platt does at Huntington and the conservative Christian education that he will receive there. Just happy to get it done before the season so he can relax and play his senior year out.”
During the past decade, the Huntington University men’s basketball program has won five Mid-Central Conference (MCC) titles, five MCC tournament titles, and has had six NAIA National Tournament appearances, including a National Runner-Up finish in 2006. Over the 10-year span, the program has also produced 10 NAIA All-Americans and four MCC Players of the Year.