Whitfield Signs Pro Contract with Albury-Wodonga
Whitfield spent five years as a Bronco student-athlete, including four seasons on the basketball team from 2008-12 and the 2012-13 school year with the football team. The 6-7 power forward ranks 11th in Western Michigan history with 1,256 career points, wrapping his career with a 10.0 points per game scoring average to go with 5.4 rebounds and 0.5 blocks per game. A two-time Honorable Mention All-Mid-American Conference selection, Whitfield averaged 12.3 points per game in his final two seasons and helped the Broncos to a MAC West Division title in 2010-11.
"Flenard is the next in a long line of Bronco players that have been able to play professionally," said Western Michigan head coach Steve Hawkins. " I'm very happy for him and proud of him. I know that if he can adjust to the lifestyle there, then he has a long pro career ahead of him if he chooses to pursuit it.