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Men’s Basketball Signs Stevenson’s Sykes

DETROIT, Mich. — The men’s basketball program at Marygrove College received a boost to their incoming class today (Aug. 1) when head coach Dave Sichterman announced the signing of 2013 Sterling Heights Stevenson graduate, Tyler Sykes. The commitment from Sykes marks the fifth of the 2013 class for Marygrove’s men’s basketball team as they prepare for their second season in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC).

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Sykes, a 6’1″ combo guard, will head to Marygrove – a four-year private institution situated in northwest Detroit – after a stellar three-year varsity career on the hardwood for the Stevenson Titans. The crafty guard is coming off a 2012-13 season in which he was tabbed a First Team All-Macomb Area Conference-White selection after averaging 18 points per game. Sykes was also named to the Detroit News Metro East and All-Macomb County teams at the conclusion of his senior campaign.

A two-year captain, Sykes led the Titans in scoring his junior and senior seasons en route being dubbed a two-time Team MVP. In both seasons, Sykes helped lead the Titans to back-to-back district championship appearances.

Sykes leaves Stevenson as the program’s career leader in three pointers made. Earlier in the 2012-13 season, Sykes knocked down a Stevenson-record 9 three-pointers against Anchor Bay, and also was named the Player of the Week in Macomb County for the week of Jan. 3, 2013, after he notched a pair of 23-point performances at the 2013 Crusader Classic.

The two-sport student-athlete also excelled on the gridiron for the Titans and was named Second Team All-Macomb County in 2012.

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Coach Sichterman on Sykes: We are very pleased to announce the addition of Tyler to our men’s basketball program. With the signing, we grabbed arguably one of the top five players from Macomb County this year. Tyler had several options due to his strong play and ended up choosing Marygrove to continue his academic and athletic career. The signing rounds out a strong 2013 class – a class we look forward to coaching this season.

Category: Men's Basketball

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