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Alstork averaged 21 points per game as a senior in high school.
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Menís Basketball Signs Guard Mark Alstork

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Mark Alstork, a class of 2013 guard from Dayton, Ohio, has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Ball State men’s basketball program.

Alstork becomes the first signee for Ball State head coach James Whitford and his staff. He will be a freshman for the Cardinals this fall.

A 6-foot-4 guard from Thurgood Marshall High School, Alstork recently completed his senior season with averages of 21 points and six rebounds per game. He scored 23 points against Findlay Prep (Nev.), the nation’s No. 1-ranked team.

Alstork guided a Thurgood Marshall team that was ranked No. 1 in state of Ohio throughout his entire senior season and was rated as high as No. 22 nationally. His team finished the year 23-2 and went undefeated in the Dayton Public League.

“Mark is a great competitor,” Whitford said. “He was the best player on the best team in the state of Ohio and led his team to an exceptional season last year. He loves to defend and is a proven winner. He is a skilled and versatile wing who can shoot the ball and also put the ball on the floor. He comes from a great family, and we are thrilled to have him as a part of the team.”

Playing for coach Darnell Hoskins at Thurgood Marshall in Ohio’s Division II, Alstork was a first-team all-district and special mention all-state selection by the Associated Press as a senior.

He helped his team to a state runner-up finish as a sophomore in 2011 and the regional finals of the state tournament as a junior in 2012.

Alstork, who played AAU basketball for the Ohio Phenoms, becomes the third member of Ball State’s incoming class for the 2013-14 season. He joins Zavier Turner of Pike High School in Indianapolis and Franko House of Concord High School in Elkhart, Ind., who both signed with the Cardinals last fall.
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