Former Zeeland East standout Josh Groenhof recently signed his Letter of Intent to play for the Golden Eagles in 2014. The 6-6 center/forward was recruited by Cornerstone a year ago but decided not to play basketball this past season.
Groenhof led his team to a couple of OK Conference titles during his junior and senior seasons at Zeeland East. During his junior campaign, Groenhof averaged 12 PPG and 7 RPG while guiding the Chix to a 20-2 record. The following year he led his team to an 18-4 mark. Groenhof recorded a double-double that season averaging 16 PPG and 10 RPG.
Groenhof was named to the OK Conference 1st Team after both his junior and senior campaigns. He was also named Defensive MVP for his team for his efforts during the 2011-12 season. His post-season accolades increased the following year when he earned Associated Press 1st Team All-State honors. He was also named The Holland Sentinel Player of the Year as a senior and was a member of the BCAM All-State 1st Team. Groenhof was also selected as Offensive MVP for the Chix during the 2012-13 season.
A four-year varsity starter, Groenhof scored 906 career points while pulling down 628 career rebounds. He had a career-high of 33 points vs. Muskegon High School on January 25, 2013. Groenhof grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds on three different occasions during his senior season.
Coach Elders on Josh: "Josh is a talented player who has the ability to score in the low post and also knock shots from the perimeter. He is very good at passing out of the low post to open shooters on the perimeter. Josh has a very good basketball IQ. He is also a very rebounder and post defender. We're excited to have him in our program."
Josh on why he chose Cornerstone: "I chose Cornerstone because of the Christian atmosphere, how welcoming the team was, and the reputation of the coaches and basketball program Cornerstone has".
Groenhof is the son of Tom and Ruth Groenhof.