Monday, February 13, 2012

Lippert Commits To University of Detroit

(Sheridan) – Generals sophomore big man Jermaine Lippert has decided to continue his career next season with the University of Detroit Titans. Lippert, a 6’8 230 lb., Munich, Germany, native has spent the last two seasons with the Generals as a key piece of the front court line-up that has won 43 games to date and reached the Region IX Championship game during the 2010-11 season.

Coach Steve Smiley discussed Jermaine and his decision to continue his career at Detroit:

"We're extremely excited to announce that Jermaine has verbally committed to Coach Ray McCallum and the University of Detroit. Jermaine really enjoyed his visit to Detroit, and the staff at UD worked really hard in their recruitment of Jermaine, specifically Coach Derek Thomas. Detroit's staff made several trips to campus, which was really important to Jermaine and in the end, helped to make his decision. Jermaine will have a chance to play in a great league and compete with players at the highest level, and he's excited about the opportunity. He's helped us tremendously over the past couple years and will continue to do the same at Detroit."

As a sophomore, Lippert has averaged 9.1 points and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 59% from the field, 47% from three, and 73% from the charity stripe. Jermaine had this to say about the decision

“I’m looking forward to the challenge of competing at a high level, and playing for a hungry coaching staff that is trying to take their organization to the next level. I think that playing for Sheridan College prepared me more than well to produce at the next level, and bring more than just talent to the Detroit Titans”

Lippert will join the Titans for the 2012-13 campaign as they compete in the highly touted Horizon League, that features two-time national runner-up Butler. The Detroit Titans are coached by Ray McCallum Sr., and led by the Horizon League preseason player of the year, as well as High School McDonalds All-American, sophomore guard Ray McCallum Jr.

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