BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — ONU men's basketball is excited about its newest member of the 2017 recruiting class. Head coach Ralph Hodge and the Tigers have added 6'2" guard, Matt Strong, from Koontz Lake, Indiana. He played for John Glenn High School and finished a great prep career this past March.
Strong's talents begin with his ability to shoot the basketball. He broke the John Glenn school record for three-pointers made in a season with 83. Over his last two seasons with the Falcons, he made 115. As a senior, he averaged a team-high 19.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.2 steals, shot 43.0 percent from the field, 41.0 percent from the three-point line and 81.0 percent from the free-throw line. Matt scored a career-high 27 points this season, making seven three-pointers in the game.
He was awarded by the IBCA following the season by being named honorable mention all-state. Matt was also named honorable mention academic all-state, First Team All-Northern Indiana Athletic Conference and First Team Academic All-NIAC and WKVI All-Area First Team.
In addition to his career at John Glenn, Strong played AAU for the MBA Select. He played various high-level events in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Dallas, Minneapolis and Las Vegas.
Besides playing basketball for the Falcons, Matt played football at John Glenn for four years.
Strong plans on majoring in Civil Engineering at Olivet. He was on the honor roll all four years while at John Glenn.
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