YPSILANTI, Mich. — Eastern Michigan University basketball coach Rob Murphy is happy to announce that his basketball program is adding another pretty good player.
A junior-college transfer from Moraine Valley Community College that is located in Palos Hills, Illinois.
Karrington Ward is a 6-6 forward and he will be playing for Eastern Michigan University in the 2013 basketball season.
Ward began his college career at Kankakee Community College and as a freshman; he was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association All-American First Team. Ward averaged 19.6 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3,5 steals per game.
Murphy said that Ward posses a good jump shot from beyond the three-point arc, shooting 37 percent from behind the three-point line.
Ward said that he choose Eastern Michigan University because he like the school and the campus, it felt like a place he could call home.
“The coaching staff made me feel like I was at home,” Ward said. “I like the way Coach Murphy has turned the program around. It’s a great school.”
Ward’s best game of this season, he scored 34 points against Southwestern Illinois and hulled in 14 rebounds against Cincinnati State.
Moraine Valley Community College basketball coach Dedrick Shannon said that Ward is an exceptional player with the ability to jump and that Eastern Michigan University is a great fit for Ward.
“He’s probably got a 40-inch vertical,” Shannon said. “He is defiantly a prolific scorer.”
“He said as soon as he went out there for a visit he knew Eastern Michigan was the place for him,” Shannon said. “Karrington really fell in love with the Rob Murphy and Mike Brown.”
Ward’s offensive skills will be a good addition but when you play for Murphy and the Eastern Michigan University Eagles you have to have skills but a player must be able to play defense.
“We are excited to add a multi-dimensional scorer to our roster,” Murphy said. “Karrington brings a superb work ethic with a great attitude.”
About the Author
Written by Mel Suiter
Graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2002 and have been working as a beat writer for The Ypsilanti Courier covering Eastern Michigan University football and men's basketball during my school career and after graduation. I like the Mid-American Conference and the rest of the mid-major conferences.