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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

June 16, 2004

Vanderslice Joins Bearcat Men's Basketball Program

MARYVILLE, Mo. -- Northwest Missouri State University head men's basketball coach Steve Tappmeyer has announced the signing of Joshua Vanderslice (Omaha, Neb.) to a national letter-of-intent. Vanderslice will be a sophomore at Northwest this fall. He played one season at Southwestern Community College (Iowa) in 2001-02.

Vanderslice is a 6-foot 1-inch guard. As a freshman at SWCC, he averaged 17 points and eight assists as a starter over the final 10 games of the 2001-02 season. He had averaged 8.4 points per game earlier in the season when he was coming off the bench. Vanderslice shot better than 48 percent from the field and better than 44 percent from the three-point line in his one season under at SWCC. He played for former Bearcat player and graduate assistant coach Mike Morley at Southwestern.

Hentry was a two-time Honorable Mention All-State selection for Bellevue East High School during his prep career. He was a first-team All-Centennial Conference choice as a junior. As a senior, he earned second-team all-metro honors and first-team all-division accolades. Vanderslice scored 19 points per game as a senior and more than 25 points per game as a junior at Bellevue East. He was a standout football player as well, earning Honorable Mention All-State and First-Team All-Centennial Conference mentions on the gridiron.

"We feel fortunate that Josh has chosen Northwest," Tappmeyer said. "The fact that Josh played for Mike Morley should pay dividends for his learning curve in our system. Also, he has the versatility to both the point guard and off-guard positions."

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