Power foward Corpening played in Finland last season
South Wesleyan University alum Michael (Mikey) Corpening is the latest player to sign with the Island Storm, pending FIBA clearance.
Corpening, a six-foot, eight-inch, 235-pound power forward, averaged 17 points, 14.8 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game with the First Division BC Jyvaskyla in Finland last season.
Storm head coach Joe Salerno said he's expecting great things from Corpening with his professional experience.
"Mike brings another solid inside presence for us. He has averaged a double-double virtually everywhere he has played, and gives us another true scoring threat in the post. He has a tremendous work ethic, and has a team-first mentality," said Salerno in a release.
"He adds some good size and depth to our front court. I look forward to seeing what Mike is capable of doing in the NBL after coming off a great first season overseas in Finland."
In his senior year with South Wesleyan, he averaged 15.2 points, 13.2 rebounds (third in the country in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) and 1.3 blocks per game.
Corpening was named to the all-Southern Athletic Conference first team and was an NCAA Division 2 second team all-American in 2011, and also played pro ball in the United States in the Universal Basketball Association and the World Basketball Association.
Storm players Doug McKinney and Nick Evans, along with Salerno, will meet with Holland College Transitions Program students on Monday to discuss each player's road to becoming a professional athlete.