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2014-06-11 Josiah Blan joins Tigers starting in 2014-15
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Josiah Blan joins the Tigers for the 2014-15 season

Josiah Blan joins Tigers starting in 2014-15

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 2:22 PM

The Olivet Nazarene University men's basketball team and Head Coach Ralph Hodge have signed their newest member to the 2014-15 recruiting class. Tiger basketball welcomes an athletic big man in Josiah Blan, a 6’8” forward from Minooka, Illinois. He played for Families of Faith Christian Academy (Channahon, Illinois) and finished his prep career in March 2014.

During his senior season, the Eagles finished second in the South Shore Christian Conference. During an outstanding senior campaign, Blan scored a career-high 63 points, grabbed 26 rebounds, recorded nine assists and had a career-high eight blocks.

Following the 2013-14 season, Blan was selected to the South Shore Christian All-Conference First Team and was honored as the Calumet Tournament MVP. He finished his career with 2,060 points (school record), as the leading rebounder in school history, and with the highest field goal percentage in FOFCA history. He also placed second in the conference dunk contest.

In addition to his career at FOFCA, Blan played with Chicago Old Gold, Illinois Ambush and Illinois Elite as a member of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). He traveled with his team throughout the Midwest.

While in high school, Blan also played baseball, batting .405 during his senior season.

Blan joins fellow members of the 2014-15 recruiting class: Bennet Schimmelpfennig (Bourbonnais, Illinois); Chris Green (Bonfield, Illinois); Mitchell Schwarzkopf (Kankakee, Illinois); Xavier Parker (Richton Park, Illinois); Ethan Chitty (White Heath, Illinois);Aaron Sutton (Martinsville, Indiana), and Alec Goetz (St. Charles, Illinois).