Dean Richey (Spokane, Wash.) will join the Spartans this fall

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LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western’s men’s basketball head coach Aaron Muhic officially announced his first commitment for 2015-16, as point guard Dean Richey (Spokane, Wash.) will join the Spartans this fall.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Richey, who graduated from Spokane’s Lewis and Clark High School in 2013, will transfer from the Community Colleges of Spokane, where he spent the last two years with the men’s basketball team.

Last year, Richey led CCS in scoring with 17.5 points per game, while adding 5.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. He was also named a Northwest Athletic Conference First Team All-Star.

“We felt there was a great fit between Dean’s versatile basketball abilities and his eagerness to be a part of the Complete Champions Approach here at TWU,” Muhic said. “With Jeremy Groth having done a superb job coaching him at Spokane College, we know we are getting an athlete who knows how to compete at a high level.

“Dean fit in fabulously with our team when he came for his visit. He comes to Trinity Western with a solid academic history and possesses a great competitive spirit. Off the floor, he has a strong understanding of what it takes to be a great teammate and we’re excited to have him join us this September.”

Richey plans to study business leadership and management at TWU.

“Attending Trinity Western is a dream come true and God’s answer to my prayers,” Richey said.

For Muhic, who was officially named the Spartans head coach earlier this year, this is his first announced signing for 2015-16.

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