GRAND BLANC, Mich. — On Tuesday (5/14), head coach Dave Sichterman and the men’s basketball staff received a double-dip of great news when a pair of Grand Blanc High School’s brightest stars, David Battle and Kenneth Miller, signed on to continue their educational and athletic pursuits at Marygrove College.
Battle, a 6’7″ lengthy forward/center, will continue his playing career at the Detroit-based institution after completing a remarkable senior campaign for the Bobcats of Grand Blanc. The two-year varsity member came on strong from day one of the 2012-13 season when he willed his team to victory over nearby rival Flint Carman Ainsworth. Battle’s coming out party continued all season long en route to helping his team to the first 20-0 regular season mark in school history. The unblemished record led Battle and the Bobcats to KLAA West Division and Conference Championships, as well as an overall KLAA All-Association Championship.
A unique stat line, Battle’s versatility showed this season when he led his team in field goal percentage and three-point field goal percentage. For his efforts, Battle was named First Team All-Kensington Lakes Activities Association (KLAA) in a season that culminated with a MHSAA District Championship after the Bobcats bested Fenton in the district final. The Bobcats great run would end shortly thereafter with an outstanding 22-1 record.
Battle also fine-tuned his skills on the hardwood for the Flint Dream Team â the same AAU program of fellow Bobcat and Mustang Kenneth Miller. The pair aided in the Dream Team’s solid 2012 campaign.
IN THE NEWS: Kenneth Miller Commits to Marygrove; Joins Family & Teammate David Battle
Coach Sichterman on Battle: David is great addition to our program. He will create tough matchups routinely for opponents at across the NAIA level. His primary strength is his post play â especially defensively due to his length â but he can shoot the three with great consistency and put the ball on the floor, too. When he develops his physical strength, he will be a go-to guy. I look forward to coaching David soon.
Category: Men's Basketball