The Cornerstone University Men's Basketball team recently filled the last two remaining spots on the 2012-13 roster with the signing of DeOndra Callahan and Tony Larkins.
Callahan, a 6-0 guard, had an illustrious high school career at Lansing Christian. A 4-year varsity letter-winner, Callahan was named Mid-Michigan Class D Player of the Year in 2008. The lefty point guard led the Lansing area in scoring that season with 25.6 PPG. Callahan led his team to four District titles and two Regional titles during his career. In the 2008 Regional final, he scored a career-high 40 points against Lenawee Christian.
Callahan was named to several post season teams, including the Associated Press 1st Team All-State and the BCAM 1st Team All-State in 2008. He was also selected to the SMAA North All-Conference 1st Team both his junior and seniors seasons. Callahan scored 1,050 points for his career at LCHS, including 594 during his senior campaign.
A career 82% free throw shooter, Callahan was 10th in the state in 2008 with 83% from the charity stripe. He finished his career at Lansing Christian with 189 assists, 104 steals and 72 3-pointers.
Coach Elders on Callahan: "Dre is a tough, physical player. He's a scorer. He just finds ways to put the ball in the basket. Dre has the ability to get to the basket, hit the midrange jumper and also knock down 3's. He's also a very good defender. He will definitely give us some depth in the backcourt."
Larkins, who hails from Carson City, MI, also comes to CU with numerous achievements. The 6-4 swing player was a three-year varsity letter-winner for the Eagles. Larkins averaged 13 PPG and 7.8 RPG during his junior and seniors seasons. A two-time team MVP, Larkins also dished out 6.8 APG and was named to the CMAC All-Conference 1st Team during the ‘08-‘09 and ‘09-‘10 seasons.
Larkins, who was also honored by the Lansing State Journal by being selected to the Class C All-Area 1st Team, had career-highs of 32 points, 16 rebounds and 13 assists at Carson City High School.
Larkins' success went well beyond the basketball court at CCHS. He was on the honor roll every semester and graduated with a 4.00 GPA. Larkins was named valedictorian of his class.
Coach Elders on Larkins: "Tony just loves to play basketball and complete. He does a lot of things well. He's an outstanding rebounder and is relentless on the offensive glass. Tony is athletic and has a knack for scoring around the basket. He's strong, physical and athletic. Tony is also a very good defender and a very unselfish player."
We're excited to have both Dre and Tony join our program this season."