Dordt College News

Den Herder Inks With Dordt College

January 18, 2013

(Friday, January 18; Sioux Center, Iowa)  Michael Den Herder, a senior at Western Christian High School (Iowa), has announced his intention to attend Dordt College and join the Defender basketball program.

Den Herder, a 6-4, 185 pound forward, is averaging 16.5 points per game for Western along with 4.9 rebounds, three assists and one steal per contest.  As a junior he averaged 10.5 points, 2.3 assists, 1.8 steals and 4.7 rebounds.

"We are very pleased to have Michael join our program.  He comes to Dordt College having been well-coached at Western Christian and knows what it means to play very hard.  Michael is a very versatile player on both ends of the floor.  He has improved his skill set a great deal between his junior and senior season and we believe he will continue to develop during his time here," said Dordt College coach Ross Douma.

Den Herder was a part of a Class 2A state title runner-up in 2011 and claimed academic all-state honors in football this fall and was an all-district honorable mention pick in football.

Michael is the son of Kirk and Diane Den Herder of Sioux Center, Iowa.

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