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2010-04-22 / Sports

Collegiate

Warner inks with Trine University
LISA PAINE
810-452-2626 • LPAINE@MIHOMEPAPER.COM

Derek Warner Photo provided Derek Warner Photo provided GOODRICH — Goodrich varsity basketball player Derek Warner can breathe a sigh of relief after signing a national letter of intent to play basketball for Trine University in Angola, Ind. next winter.

Warner, a pre-law and business major has been a member of the varsity at Goodrich since his sophomore year. The multi-sport athlete also ran track, cross country and played on the varsity boys’ tennis team.

Outside of the athletic arena, Warner is a member of the National Honor Society and is very involved in community service, completing 175 hours.

“Derek has excelled in academics and athletics during his high school career and looks forward to continuing his plans of playing college basketball at Trine,” said his family through a press release.

Warner will now take all of the knowledge he picked up under the guidance of longtime and storied Goodrich coach Gary Barns, and mesh that with what he will learn at the next level of his new coach, Rob Harman, who recruited Warner to step right into the program as a shooting guard.

“Derek’s shooting ability, defense, size and speed will make him a great addition to Trine’s team,” said Harman.

Trine’s athletic program recently joined the NCAA, which will give the school the opportunity to compete in NCAA tournaments. The team loses five key players to graduation, and Harman notes Warner as a strong addition to filling those voids.

After competing his degree at Trine, Warner intends on studying law at the University of Michigan as he works toward his goal of becoming an attorney.

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