The 2012-13 Wayne State University men’s basketball squad was tabbed for second place in the GLIAC North Division in a vote of 23 media members. The Warriors received a GLIAC North Division best nine first-place votes and 155 points, while Michigan Tech had eight first-place votes and 157 points to edge WSU.
Gavin Toma steps into the Warrior program off a 2012 Michigan state championship run at Southfield Christian school. Toma was a four-year varsity player and averaged 17 points, six rebounds and six assists as a senior for the Eagles to earn Associated Press Class D First Team All-State accolades.
During his high school years, Toma spent years playing for one of the top AAU programs in Michigan, as well as participating in the OYAA Pan Orthodox Tournament in Detroit as a backcourt member of the team at St. John’s Armenian Church (Southfield). The junior high school team at St. John’s, featuring Toma, Andrew Hovsepian, and Joe Eroyan (freshman football player at University of Chicago) lost in the championship game of the 2009 Pan Orthodox Tournament.
WSU gets the season rolling on November 15 at Bellarmine University and at home on the 19th against Lewis. Jeff Jarosz, former OYAA Pan Orthodox high school division MVP, is a sophomore at Lewis.