Michigan basketball standout inks with Buffs

from staff reports

   Anthony Wilhelm, a 6-3 senior guard from Charlevoix, Mich., has signed a letter of intent to attend Milligan College and play basketball for the Buffaloes.
   As a senior at Petoskey High School, Wilhelm averaged 16 points, 2 assists and 3 rebounds per game for coach Dennis Starkey. He was named first team all conference and first team all region. Wilhelm also was selected to the Petoskey Invitational Tournament all tournament team. In his senior season, he helped lead the Northman to the district championship and the regional final while compiling a 20-4 record. Wilhelm shot 47% from the field, 40% behind the arc, and 80 percent from the foul line. He was a three-year varsity starter.
   Milligan coach Tony Wallingford learned about Wilhelm from former Buffs player Jason Otter, who was coaching in the Charlevoix area.
   "Jason had worked with Anthony one on one and spoke very highly of him," Wallingford said. "He sent us some tapes and we liked what we saw. Anthony and his parents visited Milligan this spring and were impressed with the college and the area. We are excited to have him here."
   Petoskey High School coach Dennis Starkey says Wilhelm was a late bloomer.
   "Anthony had a great career here," Starkey said. "I believe his best basketball is ahead of him. He is a hard worker and is still growing. Milligan got a good one. Expect good things from this young man."
   Wallingford added: "Anthony is a talented guard with good skills. With added strength, I am confident he will be a nice player for us."
   Wilhelm chose Milligan after visits to Charleston Southern, Kennesaw State and Abilene Christian. He plans a major in psychology or sociology at Milligan. He is the son of Jeff and Glenda Wilhelm of Charlevoix, Mich.