Walk-on Wonder

Senior guard Matt DeHart has gone from freshman walk-on to senior clutch shooter for FSU

Senior guard Matt DeHart certainly made the right decision for both himself and Bulldog basketball when he decided to try and walk on the team.

The plastics technology major came to Ferris solely for academic reasons, but decided to try out for the team his freshman year. Four years later, DeHart is taking full advantage of his first full year as a starter as the Bulldogs are currently sitting in first place in the North division in the GLIAC. As a senior, DeHart knows he is expected to be a presence and make plays on the court for his team.

“The extra minutes definitely take a toll on the body, but I love it,” said DeHart. “I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world.”

DeHart has already surpassed his scoring total from last year as he is currently third on the team in scoring, averaging 8.5 points per game. He contributes this increase in scoring not to himself, but to his teammates’ ability to draw double teams and kick the ball out so he can sink the open shot.

“I just want to do anything I can to help this team win a title,” said DeHart.

The Bulldogs have currently won six in a row and eight out of nine as the team prepares for the final six games of the regular season. DeHart and the team will be looking to make a final push in order for them to hold on to first place as they are looking for a GLIAC title. Ferris will be looking to keep up its superb play in order to send DeHart and his fellow seniors out with a championship.

“I just want to go out my senior season without any regrets,” said DeHart.

DeHart has one year of school remaining before he graduates with an engineering degree in plastics technology and, like the rest of the student body, is just hoping to find a job upon graduation. His dream job would be a sales representative for plastics engineering somewhere along the east coast. n