Elder senior forward Ryan Custer verbally committed Tuesday night to play basketball at Wright State, according to Elder coach Joe Schoenfeld.
Custer, who is 6 feet 6, made an unofficial visit to Wright State on Tuesday and received an offer from head coach Billy Donlon.
Schoenfeld said Custer’s story is one of persistence and significant effort during his time at Elder.
“As a 5-11 guard, Ryan did not make Elder’s freshman basketball team,” Schoenfeld said. “He worked hard and came out again the next season making the junior varsity team.”
Then last season, the sharp-shooting forward helped the Panthers to a 22-3 record and a share of the GCL South championship.
“College coaches were impressed this spring with Custer’s shooting, rebounding and competitiveness when he played AAU ball for Shining Stars,” Schoenfeld said.
Custer, who lives in Delhi, is the son of Kim and George Custer.
Proud to announce my commitment to Wright State University! Excited to be a Raider✅
— Ryan Custer (@RyanCuster24) August 5, 2015