Class of 2020
Hero: My grandfather
Best advice: Never give up.
Coolest place traveled for basketball: CA, FL and AZ!
“My goal is to graduate from college and have a successful life – whether that includes becoming an NBA player or not,” says Polk. “My favorite part of being a SPIRE student athlete was the amount of training we were able to receive, and how much the staff wanted the best for me,” said Polk.
SPIRE’S third leading scorer, 6’ 10” forward Aundre Polk will play for Central Michigan University this fall. A team leader in rebounding and blocked shots, Polk was deemed SPIRE post grad basketball’s most improved player last season. “Aundre can end up being a big-time recruit for CMU if he keeps progressing at the rate he progressed at SPIRE this last season,” said Coach Gravelle Craig.
Polk also held offers from Boston College, Maryland and a slew of mid-major teams including Kent State, Ohio, Akron and Detroit Mercy. Polk is one of just two freshman joining the Central Michigan Chippewas recruiting class this fall.
Aundre started his High School basketball career at Old Redford Academy in Detroit, MI with future Spire Academy teammates Rocket Watts (Michigan State) and Isiah Jackson (Kentucky), They all attended Old Redford before transferring to Spire Academy. He also played AAU for one of Michigan’s top AAU programs The Family coached by Craig Covington.
SPIRE, nicknamed Ohio’s ‘Basketball Factory’ is the future of high school sports. You can’t deny the success SPIRE has in DI placements.