Michael Arnett had considered going away for college.
In the end, the recent Boyle County graduate decided Centre College would be the next-best thing. So Arnett has decided to play basketball for the Colonels.
“I wanted to get a lot of different opportunities, like I know there are opportunities to study abroad, and lots of other stuff to do outside of basketball.”
Of course, the 6-foot, 4-inch Arnett likes what the basketball program under coach Greg Mason has to offer as well.
“I really like coach Mason and his coaching style. And with the way they play, I think I will fit in good with their offense,” he said. “I see the importance of defense, and I played some open gyms there and I really liked their players and I think I will just in well there.”
Arnett, who said he wants to study to become a physician’s assistant, was a two-time second-team All-Area pick. Last season, he averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds per game, shot 49 percent from the floor and 76 percent from the free throw line.
Arnett chose Centre over Transylvania. He also considered going to Kentucky as just a student, but wanted to give college basketball a try.
“I thought I’d really miss it if I didn’t attempt to play,” Arnett said. “The closer I got to a deadline, the further UK was in the picture. It actually came down to the last day of the deadline and I just picked Centre.”