DETROIT, Mich. -- The men's basketball team at Marygrove College gained a key recruit when Detroit Consortium College Prep's Elijah Ingram signed a 2013-14 Letter of Intent inside his high school's office. The signing brings the 2013 commit total to three for head coach Dave Sichterman and the Mustang coaching staff as they ready to head into year number two in the WHAC.
Ingram, a 6'3" guard, committed to the Mustangs after a battle-tested high school career for the Consortium Cougars. To begin his varsity career, the then-sophomore was called up to be a part of the 2010-11 squad that made it to the Breslin Center for the MHSAA State Finals. The 2010-11 campaign brought the Cougars district and regional crowns in a season where Ingram was named the team's Most Improved Player. The following season Ingram began to mold into the solid player he is today by helping his team to their second district championship in as many years.
This season, the 6'3" guard helped lead the Cougars to a three-peat as district champions. Ingram, along with a talented cast of Cougars, marched on to become regional champs before eventually falling to one of the highest rated teams in the state.
Ingram's development on the hardwood also came way of the AAU circuit. Most recently, the versatile guard was a part of the well-known Detroit Stars club where he played with and against many NCAA Division I recruits. Ingram previously played three seasons for the local R & G All-Stars before joining the Detroit Stars.
A well-rounded student-athlete, Ingram will head to Marygrove College prepared academically after being named to the honor roll at Consortium all four years. This year, Ingram was named to the Principal's List after obtaining a 3.8+ GPA.
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Coach Sichterman on Ingram: In Eli we receive a very good basketball player and an even better young man. He hails from a program that has enjoyed long playoff runs the past few seasons. The championships, and the drive that it takes to get there, will give Ingram the championship edge we continually seek for our program. With hard work this summer, Eli has the potential to be a big part of our plans in the immediate future. I look forward to coaching him over the next four years.