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Basketball Star Desmond Polk’s Unfortunate Road To Prep School


(Featured Athlete) Polk created a buzz back in May when he announced his intention to attend Nicolet. Unfortunately Desmond Polk won’t be suiting up for Nicolet in Wisconsin.

The 6-foot-4 guard who played his first two years at New Berlin West will attend La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind.

Polk’s father, David voiced that the decision to enroll his son at La Lumiere came after the WIAA informed the family that he would not be granted a waiver of the transfer rule. That means  Polk, a Division I prospect, would be only eligible for non-varsity competition during the upcoming school year.

Although David Polk disagreed with the WIAA’s decision, he felt it best for his son to enroll at La Lumiere and be assured of playing a varsity level of competition this year rather risk losing an appeal and having his son sit out a year.

Polk scored 593 points as a freshman and sophomore at New Berlin West. He averaged 19 points last season, shooting 42% from the floor and 40% (47 of 118) from three-point range. He also grabbed 5.7 rebounds per game and led West in assists (3.2 per game), steals (1.4) and blocks (1.2).

Polk is the second area standout to join La Lumiere in three seasons. Former Milwaukee King standout Jordan Poole played his senior season at La Lumiere before joining the University of Michigan’s program last season.

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