Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 1/18/13
DETROIT Nick Minnerath pumped in three-pointers, soft hooks and turn-around jumpers. He set picks, raced to save loose balls from going out of bounds, and made all eight free throws taken. The 6-foot-9 marksman with hops put on a show. Minnerath scored a career-high 36 points Thursday night for University of Detroit Mercy, and did everything for the Titans but win the game. His hurried trey off an in-bounds pass with 2.1 seconds remaining missed its mark, and Valparaiso escaped Calihan Hall with a comeback, 89-88 victory. It was a bad ending for a player who has become a very good story. Im not sure what the odds are of a player with Minneraths past becoming a force in a major college program, but slim and none come to mind. He hails from Truro, Mass., a Cape Cod town with just over 2,000 residents; broke his ankle and missed all but two games of his senior season at Nauset High in North Eastham; worked in construction and a convenience store for two years after high school; en...
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