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Whitfield Signs Pro Contract with Albury-Wodonga

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 05/10/2013
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. – It was announced earlier this week that former Western Michigan men’s basketball player Flenard Whitfield has signed a contract to play professional basketball overseas, with the forward joining the Albury-Wodonga Bandits of the South East Australian Basketball League.

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.

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