Meet Me In Ohio In ’24 — GRC Basketball Star Ouwinga Commits To Toledo
Jamming his way across the border to Buckeyeland. Don’t worry, folks, he won’t be too far away, you can still drive to see him wreck backboards and swat shots into the stands.
Grand Rapids Christian senior power forward Jaylan Ouwinga committed to theUniversity of Toledo last week, choosing the Rockets over bids from Oakland, Akron. Western Michigan, Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan Ouwinga is the jam-master general of the Westside hoops scene.
The bouncy 6-foot-9 rim runner won a district title with GRC last winter on a squad that finished 20-8 and advanced into the D1 regional finals. He averaged 16 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks in 2023. In the summer, Ouwinga plays for the Grand Rapids Storm and is a demon on defense, displaying a high motor and pesky instincts going after boards..
Toledo claimed a regular season MAC championship last winter with a 27-8 record. The Rockets’ ’24 roster features top MHSAA freshmen recruits, Sonny Wilson (U-D Jesuit) and Xavier Thomas (Birmingham Brother Rice).