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HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The Forester men’s basketball program has added a local product to its roster with the signing of Huntington North High School standout Konner Platt.

Platt, a two-time IBCA Top 100 Player, averaged 13.5 points, a team-best 5.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists in his final campaign as a Viking. The 6-2 guard has established himself as one of the area’s top shooters having finished the year shooting 49 percent beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line.

After earning Second Team All-Conference accolades as a junior, Platt received First Team All-Conference honors this season as well as being named AP All-State Honorable Mention. The Huntington native was also selected as the IBCA Player of the Week for the week of February 23, 2016.

In addition to his success on the hardwood, Platt has also been recognized for his excellence in the classroom as evidence by being named First Team Academic All State by the IBCA. He is also a member of the HNHS National Honor Society and has been in the Top 25 of his class throughout his prep career.

“We are very excited that Konner is going to be a Forester,” said Coach Ty Platt. “He is a player that can play both the point guard and shooting guard position. Konner is a very good shooter and scorer, is a very good ball handler, moves without the ball extremely hard and he sees the floor extremely well.

“He has a great feel for the game and understands what has to be done both on offense and defense. Above all else Konner is a top notch, high character, intelligent young man. He will fit in very well with both our school and the basketball program. He will have a great career at HU.”

Forester blood runs thick in the Platt family as Konner becomes the fourth Platt to be associated with the Huntington men’s basketball program. He joins his grandfather Steve (former player and coach), dad Ty (current coach) and brother Kyle (current player) in sporting Forester green and white.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 234 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.