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College notes: Brad Anlauf switches to hoops, Brock Benson balling for Hope College

High schools sports are getting back in the swing of things for the new year after a slow week. However, college teams didn’t slow down during the holiday season, giving area products a chance to showcase their basketball talents at several college programs.

Anlauf switches from football to basketball

Brad Anlauf (Hinsdale Central) started his college athletic career with the University of Michigan football team, but has since traded in his shoulder pads for basketball shorts. The 6-foot-4 sophomore forward walked on to the Wolverines’ basketball team this season. So far this season he has seen action in six games and has scored one basket and grabbed two rebounds.

Brock Benson playing ball for Hope College

A sophomore with the Hope College men’s basketball team, Brock Benson (Hinsdale South) has played in 11 games this season with one start, and is averaging 8.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game on 63 percent shooting.

Garvin garners playing time for Bears

In his sophomore season with the Washington University men’s basketball team, Tom Garvin (Hinsdale Central) has played in seven games and is averaging 2.4 points on 40 percent shooting for the Bears.

Kladas connects in recent game with Aurora U.

A sophomore for the Aurora University men’s basketball team, Nick Kladas (Hinsdale Central) is averaging 7.8 points per game for the Spartans. Most recently, he scored a season-high 17 points Saturday against Lakeland College. Kladas made 6-of-12 field goals, including 5-of-10 from 3-point range against Lakeland.

Romiti finds a role with USC Upstate

A freshman at the University of South Carolina Upstate, Toni Romiti (Hinsdale South) has played in 11 games with one start. So far this season, she is averaging 1.6 points and 16 minutes per game while shooting 10-of-12 at the free throw line.

Hornet duo in action for Augustana basketball

Hinsdale South graduates Andrea McNally and Natalie Tomerlin are sophomores playing for Augustana’s women’s basketball team. A guard, McNally has played in nine games with two starts and is averaging 2.9 points per game. Tomerlin has seen action in 10 games and is scoring 2.6 points per outing.

Sarros makes debut at Washington University

Lily Sarros has seen action in seven games as a freshman with the Washington University women’s basketball team and is averaging 1.2 rebounds per game.

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