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Platt inks first recruit with signing of Hughes

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The Huntington University men’s basketball team has officially inked its first recruit for 2017-18 with the signing of Maconaquah High School standout Wyatt Hughes.

The 6-8 power forward led the Braves in scoring and rebounding the last three seasons but saved his best for last by pouring in 18.2 points and ripping down 9.5 rebounds per night this past winter. He wraps up his prep career as MHS’s second all-time leading scorer with 1,257 points.

A four-year starter for Maconaquah, Hughes has garnered plenty of awards throughout his time in red and blue. After earning Honorable Mention All-Conference and Second Team All-Area accolades as a freshman, he has received First Team All-Conference and All-Area honors the last three seasons.

Hughes was recently named Honorable Mention All-State and has been recognized by the Hoosier Basketball Magazine as a North/South All Star as well as receiving an invitation to their Top 60 senior workout. The Peru native was also named this year’s Miami County Player of the Year.

"We are very excited to be adding Wyatt to our Forester Basketball program,” said HU Head Coach Ty Platt. “He is a big, strong, versatile player that will fit in nicely with our style of play. Wyatt can score inside with his back to the basket, but also can knock down the 3-point shot and he rebounds very well at both ends of the floor.  

“Wyatt is a fine young man with a great personality. He had a tremendous high school career and we fully anticipate him leaving a lasting mark on our team here at HU."  

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.