Three former Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) Basketball players will continue their basketball careers at the university level.
Mikhail Myles will continue his career at Davenport University (Grand Rapids, MI). Mikhail has been a leader on the Lakers Men’s Basketball team earning NJCAA Division III Honorable Mention All-American in 2016 and First Team All-Conference, All-MCCAA, and All-Region recognition for the 2017 season.
A 2015 graduate of East Lansing High School, Myles captained the 2014-2015 team. He plans to continue studying business at Davenport and will have two years of eligibility at the NCAA Division III institution.
"Mikhail brought a high level of excitement and interest to our program on a scale we never had before. As our first ever All-American he will go down as one of the programs greatest players,” said Kaleb House, MMCC Men’s Basketball Coach. “He represented the program well on the court and in the classroom and we look forward to following his success at Davenport over the next two years."
Jarid Walton will continue his career at the University of Maine at Fort Kent (Fort Kent, ME). Jarid has been a high impact player on the Lakers Men’s Basketball team contributing 7 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game.
A 2015 graduate of Coleman High School, Jarid earned many honors during his high school career including Team MVP. He plans to continue studying business and will have two years of eligibility at the NCAA Division III institution.
"We are really excited for Jarid to continue his playing career at the NAIA level. He has been a great representative of the Laker program and MMCC over the past two years,” said Kaleb House, MMCC Men’s Basketball Coach. “His high character and tough nosed playing style will be greatly missed here, but we look forward to following his successes on and off the court over the next two years at Maine Fort Kent."
Kara Schafer will continue her career at Spring Arbor University (Spring Arbor, MI). Kara’s honors include NJCAA Division III All-American Third Team for the 2016 season and First Team All-Conference, All-MCCAA, and All-Region recognition for the 2017 season.
A 2015 graduate of Fowler High School, Schafer captained the 2014-2015 team. She plans to continue studying accounting at Spring Arbor and will have two years of eligibility at the NCAA Division III institution.
"We are so proud of Kara. She has represented our program and school so well over the past 2 years,” shared MMCC Women’s Basketball Coach Matt Rodenbo. “We wish her all the best as she continues her basketball career at Spring Arbor."
MMCC Athletics participates in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). In the MCCAA, the Lakers compete with 19 other community colleges for conference championships before moving on to National tournaments at the NJCAA level.
“Our goal is to continue the development of athletics so they offer a great opportunity for students and provide value to the community,” said Ryan Harkrader, MMCC’s Athletics Director.
Currently, MMCC supports varsity athletic teams for men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country and men’s and women’s bowling. Recruitment for next year is underway. Interested athletes can get more information and complete a Player Information Form at midmich.edu/athletics.
For more information about MMCC Athletics, contact Ryan Harkrader at firstname.lastname@example.org or (989) 386-6622 extension 548.