St. Henry senior Mikesell commits to UD

Mikesell also grew up knowing the name Kurt Huelsman, a St. Henry star who played at UD from 2006-10. Mikesell himself has been going to games at UD Arena as long as he can remember.

It wasn’t a hard choice for the 6-foot-7 forward to pick the Flyers. He verbally committed to the men’s basketball program Thursday, joining Xeyrius Williams, of Wayne, in a so-far locally-dominated class of 2015. Both are playing for All-Ohio Black, an AAU team, this summer.

Mikesell said playing close to home was definitely important.

“That means a lot to my family and myself that they can come and watch most of the games,” Mikesell said. “I thought it was the perfect fit for myself. It’s a great school obviously and a great basketball community, and they get tons of community support.”

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