Kane set to play basketball, run track at Olivet College

BALDWIN —  Demetrius Kane was a three-sport athlete at Baldwin in football, basketball and track.

He’s now planning on being a two-sport athlete at Olivet College.

Kane confirmed after the recent sports awards banquet he would be going to Olivet to play basketball and run track. He will not be playing football at Olivet, which is an NCAA Division III member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

He indicated the decision was made in early April.

“I contacted them,” he said. “I went up there for a visit and played a (basketball) game. They’re very young there.”

Olivet competes against the likes of Calvin and Hope College in the MIAA.

In track, Kane expects to run the 100 meters and possibly the 4x100 relay.

“I’ll be working out,” he said. “After I graduate, I look forward to being in the gym a lot.”

Kane played a key role on the basketball team that won its second straight West Michigan D League title and third consecutive Class D distric crown.

“Last year, I was thinking about (college sports),” Kane said, adding that his choice was basically Olivet all the way.

He’s hoping to be roommates with Damon Nichols, who is going to Olivet to play football.

For basketball, Kane expects to focus as a defensive specialist for the Comets. Criminal justice is a possible major.