MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Highly touted 6-foot-7 all-area forward Blake Hibbitts, who led Hudsonville (Mich.) High School to back-to-back district titles, has joined the Central Michigan men's basketball roster for the 2012-13 season.
Hibbitts originally signed a National Letter of Intent with Samford University following his junior year, but was released from his commitment due to a coaching change following the 2011-12 season.
"Blake is the perfect fit for our program," said Central Michigan head coach Keno Davis. "His versatility will allow him to play multiple positions. His length, athleticism and ability to shoot the basketball will be a welcome addition to our roster."
Hibbitts was a three-sport standout and National Honor Society member, excelling as a pitcher and quarterback and graduating with just under a 4.0 grade point average.
As a senior, the 190-pounder averaged 17 points per game and shot 78 percent from the free throw line while Hudsonville went 17-6. He earned honorable mention all-state recognition by the Associated Press and was listed on the Grand Rapids Press all-area second team.
Hibbitts also played with the Grand Rapids Storm AAU team alongside fellow Chippewa signee John Simons.