Posted On: 10/2/15 3:30 PM
Northern Michigan is a D2 program that has had a knack for coming in and grabbing some quality talent out of the state of Illinois the past few years. They did it again on Friday morning with the commitment of Dekalb 6’3” shooting guard Michael Pollack.
He broke down the decision with us.
“They were the first school in July to offer me and from then they talked to me the most and really stayed in touch with me. When I took my visit on the 18th I really loved the place. The town was cool. The campus was pretty large for a D2 and I liked that. I meshed well with the team on the court and got along with them off the court too. The thing that I liked the most was Coach Sall, Coach Hill, and Coach Belt really made me a priority and recruited me really hard. I thought it would be good to go to a place that really wants me to play for them instead of going to a D1 school and being just another guy and struggling to get playing time. So overall it was a good fit and I felt good about it.”
Pollack is a guard that does a little bit of everything and was a key role player for the standout Quad City Elite 17U team this past spring and summer on the travel team circuit. He is a deceptive athlete that pushes it in transition and before you realize it he is finishing with a layup at the other end. The senior is a sound perimeter shooter that can pull up from mid-range and can also put it on the deck a little. Team first player that does whatever is asked of him and plays with a motor.
He will team up with big man Luke Davis to give Dekalb a dynamic inside-outside senior duo.