LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western coach Aaron Muhic officially announced the commitment of local point guard Josiah Meppelink (Langley), who joins the Spartans via Lynden, Wash.
The 6-foot-3, 160-pound Meppelink, who moved from Langley to Lynden when he was 12 years old, averaged eight points, 10 assists and six rebounds per game this past season at Lynden Christian School.
In 2014-15, Meppelink helped Lynden Christian to the 1A state championship final, while this past year, he was an instrumental part in his team putting together a 22-3 record being ranked as high as No. 1 amongst 1A teams in Washington.
In his Grade 12 year, Meppelink was also named to the All-NWC (Northwest Conference) Second Team.
“Josiah is an excellent fit for our basketball program,” Muhic said. “He is a leader and a high level student-athlete and I know that he will buy into the Complete Champion Approach. At Lynden Christian, he was a part of a tremendous basketball program and Coach DeBoer did an excellent job teaching him the game. With his on-court leadership and work ethic, he has the tools to be an excellent basketball player at the CIS level. I am excited to see what Josiah brings to the Spartans.”
Academically, Meppelink has a 4.2 GPA and has been an honour roll student throughout high school.
“Coach Muhic and the rest of the staff made TWU feel like home,” said Meppelink, who plans to pursue a major in business with a minor in psychology. “Being able to come back home and play at the school I grew up watching is a blessing. Seeing such a Christ-centered program with such great guys involved in every aspect made the decision fairly straight forward. My faith is a big deal to me and I owe all I have in this world to my Lord and Savior. Coach Muhic has already challenged me to grow in my relationship with Christ and I can’t wait for what is in store these next few years.”