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Former TK Athletes Return to Home Court in Exhibition Game

 Jared Stolicker is a 2011 TKHS graduate and plays for Ferris State University.  His team will face off against Spring Arbor where brothers Greg and Tommy Hamilton are both members of the basketball team, and Austin Sprague is a student assistant with the program. Greg Hamilton is a 2012 TK graduate and his brother, Tommy, a 2015 graduate.  Sprague is a 2014 graduate.

Tickets are $5 and no passes will be accepted.

Varsity coach Mike Rynearson put  the exhibition together after contacting coaches from both schools, suggesting the two teams meet "in the middle" and play at TKHS. It gives the school a chance to honor some former athletes, and guests to watch some exciting college basketball.

Stolicker was red-shirted his freshman year at Ferris. He and Greg are now both in their senior years at their respective schools. Tommy is a freshman and Austin is a sophomore.

Stolicker has developed as a strong post player for the Bulldogs and last year started all 32 games in the season. He averaged 27 minutes per game and averaged 10.5 points per game and eight rebounds. He set a school record with seven blocked shots in one game and racked up 60 blocked shots in just his junior year.

Likewise, Greg Hamilton has found much success on the court for Spring Arbor. As a junior, he started 27 games and played in all 31 games of the season.  He averaged 32.5 minutes per game. He also averaged a team-high 11.5 points per game, added 2.3 assists per game and grabbed 4.3 rebounds per game. 

Greg was voted the team's most valuable player, received the NCCAA scholar athlete award and the NAIA scholar athlete award.

Tommy Hamilton is looking forward to his freshman year and playing on the team with his brother.

The Spring Arbor team also has another familiar face. Austin Sprague, a 2014 TK graduate, serves as the student assistant for the team.

All four alumni will be honored during the game in front of their hometown.