2015 Dakota forward Alex Hagel commits to UM-Dearborn men’s basketball

By RICKY LINDSAY, Editor in Chief

Taylor Langley continues to add size to the University of Michigan-Dearborn men’s basketball team.

He announced Thursday evening that 2015 Dakota (Macomb, Mich.) forward Alex Hagel committed to the Wolverines.

At 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, Hagel joins an already impressive list of returning forwards in Paul Standtke, Jason Penn and Marcus Williams.

“Glad to say I’ve committed to The University of Michigan-Dearborn to play basketball,” Hagel tweeted. “The next four years are going to be great.”

Hagel led Dakota to 21-straight victories and a 21-3 record last season. Dakota reached the Class A Regional Finals before losing to Clarkston.

According to the Detroit News, Hagel averaged 15 points and eight rebounds per game as a senior after losing 30 pounds in the offseason. The News also reported Hagel was being recruited by NCAA Division-II schools.

Langley is excited to have earned Hagel’s commitment.

“Not only is (Alex Hagel) going to add size leadership and toughness but he has a great shooting touch and serious back to the basket game,” Langley tweeted.

Check out highlights from Hagel’s senior season below, courtesy of hudl.com.

Ricky Lindsay

Ricky Lindsay was the Editor-in-Chief of The Michigan Journal during the 2015-2016 academic year. He has been a staff favorite over the years for his work. Ricky served as Sports Editor for two years before becoming Editor-in-Chief. He covered University of Michigan football for four years and was an advocate for UM-Dearborn involvement.

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