Excerpt from the Northwest Herald:
Ben Wetherbee had a lot to consider the past few months regarding his future in basketball.
The Woodstock senior looked at walking on at NCAA Division I Wisconsin-Milwaukee. There also was a similar opportunity at D-II Florida Tech. And, there was the matter of a family legacy he could follow to D-III Knox College in Galesburg.
Wetherbee, who led the area in scoring (18.8 points a game) and free-throw percentage (88.2 percent), decided he would rather take a shot at the surest thing and this week told Knox coach Rob Purlee he would play for the Prairie Fire.
â€œThe bottom line was, I figured I wasnâ€™t going to make a career out of basketball,â€ Wetherbee said. â€œI didnâ€™t want to have to work my butt off to get in and maybe play a little bit when I could play four years somewhere else.
â€œI have four years left to play, so I want to spend it playing and not sitting on the end of a bench. I want to see my hard work pay off.â€
Knox will get a supreme shooter in the 6-foot-2 guard. Wetherbee hit 63 three-pointers, which was third among area players even though he missed Woodstockâ€™s last 10 games. Wetherbee attended one semester of his senior year in Sydney, Australia, before coming to the U.S. last summer.