One of the best 3-point marksmen in the recent history of high school and college basketball in Michigan is now a Hall of Famer. Erik Kangas, a star at DeWitt High School and later Oakland University, will be enshrined in his high school’s sports hall of fame. From the Lansing State Journal:
Consider that only a tiny number of those college athletes will have an opportunity to play professionally and the story of Erik Kangas becomes even that much more impressive. A standout shooter at DeWitt High School, Kangas first made a name for himself across the state of Michigan when he helped lead the Panther boys basketball team on an incredible run to the Class B state championship game in 2004. Before his career was over, he would become only the third Panther boys player to score over 1,000 points and then star for Division I Oakland University before playing professionally in Spain.
I watched Kangas more in college than in high school, but he was really fun to watch. Every opposing team knew what he wanted to do — shoot threes — and Kangas still came up with ways to create space and get his shot off.