Lakeland College, former Muskie earn Mention in Sports Illustrated
Athletics - posted on 1/31/2007
Lakeland College and former basketball player Germayne James were mentioned in the January 29 edition of Sports Illustrated.
An article in the Inside College Basketball section featured James' younger brother, Dominic, the starting point guard at Marquette University. Just a sophomore, Dominic is already drawing comparisons to a former Marquette great Dwyane Wade. In the story, Dominic gives much of the credit for his development to his older brother, Germayne. The article reads: "Growing up in Richmond, Ind., he (Dominic) looked for guidance from his older brother Germayne, a fellow point guard who played at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wis. 'He sacrificed so much,' said Dominic. 'He worked factory jobs to help support the family while telling me my job was to play basketball and get good grades.'"
Germayne is currently finishing up his bachelor's degree in non-profit organization management at Lakeland. Last season, he was named Lake Michigan Conference Player of the Year and to the Basketball Coaches All-Midwest District Second Team after leading the Muskies to a 21-6 record, their best since 1994, and a regular season conference title. James led the team with 14.6 points per game, 3.2 assists per game, 1.7 steals per game and a 1.9 assist/turnover ratio, good for second-best in the conference.
This is the second mention of a Lakeland athlete in Sports Illustrated in just over three years. In June of 2003, former Lakeland pitcher Steve Plucinski, then a sophomore, was one of seven athletes in Sports Illustrated's popular "Faces in the Crowd" section, which features standout athletic performances from all over the country. Plucinski was recognized for striking out 22 batters in a 6-0 victory over Edgewood College earlier that spring, a feat which tied the NCAA Division III record for strikeouts in a game.
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