Isaiah Ingles, a 5’8 combo guard from Jackson County Western High School has signed to play at Spring Arbor University beginning in the fall of 2014. Ingles has amassed 1,240 career points through the first 11 games of his senior campaign including 206 three pointers made. Isaiah joins 6’5 forward Zach Baker (Northpointe Christian) and 6’2 sharpshooter Drew Zuidema (Northpointe Christian) as the newest members of the Cougar Basketball Family.
Currently Isaiah is averaging 20.8 points per game to go along with 3.7 assists and 2.4 steals. He is shooting 43 percent from the field and 39 percent from 3-point range.
Ingles, a four year varsity starter has averaged 17.2 points, 3.9 assists, and 3.4 steals per game over the course of his prep career. He was selected First Team All-Conference as a sophomore and junior and will make it a three-peat upon the completion of his final season. As a junior Isaiah was selected Bankhoops All-State Fourth Team and BCAM Honorable Mention. Bankhoops also voted him onto their Sophomore All-State Team.
“Isaiah has a really good feel for the game. He can shoot from deep and can create his own shot as well as for others,” commented SAU Head Coach Ryan Cottingham. “We are thrilled to have Isaiah as a member of the Cougar Basketball Family.”
Ingles is currently carrying a 3.3 grade point average at Western High and plans to major in Social Studies at SAU while pursuing his elementary teaching certification. Isaiah is the son of Lee and Sally Ingles both of whom graduated from Spring Arbor College in 1993. Lee is in his eighth season as the head basketball coach at Jackson County Western High School after serving for seven years (1999-2006) alongside Coach Cottingham at Spring Arbor.
“We are excited for Isaiah to move on to the next level. He has worked extremely hard, and we are looking forward to seeing him improve and grow both as a basketball player and person under Coach Cottingham,” stated Western Head Coach and Isaiah’s father, Lee Ingles.