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GRCC men's basketball standout Brockton Kohler signs with Cleary University as it launches new program

Jan. 11, 2023, GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Community College basketball player Brockton Kohler will be playing for Cleary University next year, part of the school’s inaugural men’s team.

The sophomore shooting guard from Greenville is averaging 12.4 points per game and is the team's best three-point shooter. This season he has 20 three-point shots, shooting at an impressive .426 clip.  Last season he averaged 11.9 points. He needs just 20 more points to reach 500 for his career.

"Betting on yourself isn’t as much of a risk when you’re as committed, passionate, and driven as Brockton is," said GRCC head coach Joe Fox. "I'm so thankful that I’ve gotten a chance to coach him and look forward to seeing him play compete at the next level."

Cleary is located in Howell and is part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The university is forming its first basketball team, starting with the 2023-2024 season.

Kohler will be part of head coach Carl Thomas' first signing class. Thomas, a former NBA player and college standout, is the father of GRCC player Carter Thomas.

“None of this would have been possible without the love and support of coach Fox, my teammates, and, most importantly, my family, and I am forever grateful for all of them,” Kohler said. “It’s been a long process to get where I am so it’s great to know I’ll be moving on to the next level. I’m excited for the future. But right now, my focus is on competing for a conference championship beside my brothers.”

The GRCC men's basketball team is off to an impressive 11-1 start and will finish the non-conference portion of its schedule on the road against Lansing Community College tonight.  

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