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Taylor Filipek

WILLMAR -- Taylor Filipek, a senior at Willmar High School, announced Wednesday that he has made a commitment to play basketball at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

He will sign during the NCAA early-signing period in November, receiving a full ride. The 6-foot-6 Filipek averaged 16 points per game playing mostly point guard as a junior last season. He is projected to play at the small forward position in college.

Filipek made official visits to EKU, South Dakota (also Division I) and Minnesota State-Mankato (Division II). He had seven scholarship offers in all.

The Colonels' roster also includes former Central Lakes Conference and Rocori standout Justin Stommes, now a senior.

Rand Middleton
Tribune photographer/videographer. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime news/sports beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 
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