November 16, 2009

2010 CMU commit Nate VanArendonk takes in game

As one of the four Central Michigan basketball commits that chose to utilize the early signing period, Grand Haven center Nate VanArendonk is officially a Chippewa now. To show his support and enthusiasm for the Central Michigan program, VanArendonk was present at CMU's home opener against Princeton and ChippewaCountry was able to catch up with the 6-foot-10 and 225 pound to get his thoughts on a number of things.

With the game against Princeton being the home and season opener, the first thing to jump out to VanArendonk was the atmosphere.

"It's great, I love the band and there are a lot of students here," said Van Arendonk. "It looks fun, I can't wait to play here".

Even though CMU would eventually fall to Princeton in a tightly contested game, they would still leave an impression on VanArndonk.

"They play hard, they run the floor well," added VanArendonk. "And the big's, they are out there hitting three's too, which is good to see".

Nate's recruitment is officially over now that he has committed to CMU, and he couldn't be happier about it.

"It's great, it's like a huge weight off my shoulders".

With his recruitment over, VanArendonk can now focus on his senior season at Grand Haven where he hopes to guide his team to an improved record.

"We have a lot of returning seniors, but we lost Austin Harper, who was kind of our main guy last year, so we'll have to definitely adapt to losing him. But, I think we're going to have a good season and we still have a lot of talent".

2010 Mount Pleasant forward Trey Zeigler, 2011 CMU commit Jorddan Myrick and 2011 Ann Arbor Richard forward Darren Washington were also present at the game.

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