By Josh Verlin
Every big man needs a good point guard.
Radnor’s Jacob Bodenger can thank his own floor general, Michael Li, for more than just helping him get buckets–Li also helped him find the right college.
Right after his junior year of high school, Bodenger sat down with Li, his classmate and good friend, to figure out what schools would be the best fit for him to play and get a good education at the same time.
They settled on the Division III Landmark Conference, full of strong academic institutions with good basketball programs.
“I pretty much sent an email to every school,” Bodenger said.
Eventually, he focused on four schools in particular–Elizabethtown College, Juniata College, Goucher College and Catholic University of America–whose coaches were intrigued by the 6-foot-5, 190-pound forward. In visiting all four prior to his senior season, one in particular stood out.