Tue, Oct. 30, 2012 - [Men's Basketball]
DEARBORN, Mich. -
The University of Michigan-Dearborn will be led
by a lone senior this season.
Thankfully that lone senior is recognized as one of the best players in
the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference.
Julius Porter, a senior from Clarkston, was one of ten selections to the
pre-season all-league team. Julius
averaged a team-high 14 points per game last year. Porter is one of the more diminutive players
in the league at only 5'6, but what he lacks in height, he more than makes up
for in quickness. Julius is one of the
Wolves captains this year and he is expected to be an impact player on both
ends of the floor. Last year Porter also
averaged nearly 2.5 steals per game.
The WHAC coaches also announced their pre-season favorite to
win the league predicting that defending champion Davenport would repeat as
this season's league champion. The
Panthers return two starters off of a team that finished in last year's NAIA
Division II Final Four. The University
of Michigan-Dearborn Wolves were chosen to finish tenth just ahead of new
additions to the conference Marygrove College and Lawrence Tech. Cornerstone, Madonna, and Indiana Tech are
expected to challenge Davenport for that top spot in the league. The Wolves will have to overtake teams like
Siena Heights, Concordia Ann Arbor, Northwest Ohio, and Aquinas if they are to
find a spot in this year's WHAC Tournament.
The Wolves will take the floor Friday night at 7:30 pm in an
Exhibition with Eastern Michigan University at the Convocation Center in
Ypsilanti. They will then open regular
season play on Monday against Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids.